Observations on the 2015 Preliminary Grape Crush Report

Posted on February 17th, 2016 |

The wine grape crush declined from 3.9 million tons to 3.7 million tons (excluding raisin and table grapes), a 5% decline from last year. Generally, there were declines in coastal areas while the central valley had another strong harvest. Despite the decline in coastal areas, with the three preceding strong harvests, current forecasts do not […]

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Report Timing

Posted on May 19th, 2015 |

Question: Why do you wait so long to release your reports? Answer: Our reports are dependent on various government data sources and we minimize the use of any estimates. Our goal is to release each report within three business days of the receipt of the last data sets required for any report.

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bw166 Publication Advantages

Posted on May 18th, 2015 |

Question: Why have you started publishing beverage alcohol industry data? Answer: There are 3 key factors that our reports address: As we watch consumer interaction with the beverage alcohol category we are seeing much more cross-over of consumption. Most industry data focuses on either beer, wine or spirits. We are producing industry data across all […]

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Shipments vs. Depletions

Posted on May 18th, 2015 |

Question: Why do you focus on volume entering distribution? Answer: The source of our data is varied government reports at both the federal and state level. These reports primarily focus on tax collections which tend to occur when goods are shipped from a producer to a distributor. We believe this is a good measurement of demand in […]

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Data Verification

Posted on May 18th, 2015 |

Question: How can a subscriber be certain that your data accurately reflects the market? Your wine data especially has some significant variances from other published reports Answer: We have gone back over a decade evaluating our methodologies on a month by month basis. As a cross check we have tested our volume calculations versus actual taxes collected […]

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Shipment Volatility

Posted on May 7th, 2015 |

Question: Why do your multi period reports start with the longest period? Answer: Our reports deal with product entering distribution channels. We have found that the shorter time periods have significant volatility. This is due to several factors such as timing of supplier programs, ordering patterns by the trade and inconsistent flow of imports. The longer […]

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Launching bw166 Research Reports

Posted on May 1st, 2015 |

Veteran wine industry executive Jon Moramarco has launched a high -level monthly research report that provides ‘intelligent data’ on the U.S. market for beer, wine and spirits. The new BW 166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview is now available to subscribers and redefines how wine, beer and spirits sales data is gauged and analyzed. Moramarco has […]

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