October 25, 2009

Super-provenance

When you really want to be sure about long-term authenticity and wine storage conditions

http://www.eprovenance.com/pdf/uploaded/ep_decanter_may2009.pdf

eprovenance.com

 

 

April 30, 2009

Vinfolio innovates again

Steve Bachmann - founder and CEO of Vinfolio has continued to provide a quality product and service to the wine collecting community.

Today they introduced

WinePrices Fine Wine Indexes

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February 09, 2009

Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Wine Fraud Article

Please - get to know your retailer -understand how the US market works.

Here is the link to the Wine Enthusiast Article - Link

February 06, 2009

Jim Cramer & Gary Vee on Wine Investing

Interesting thoughts on Wine Investing - take it for what you will

http://tv.winelibrary.com/2008/07/10/investing-in-wine-with-jim-cramer-of-mad-money-and-your-host-gary-vaynerchuk-episode-499/  

This is from July 10, 2008 - 

Chateau LaTour Retail in Show - $480

Last Auction data - 

12/08
Acker Merrall & Condit $242.00
12/08 Zachy's Wine Auctions $300.00
11/08 Acker Merrall & Condit $302.50
11/08 Acker Merrall & Condit $302.50
11/08 Acker Merrall & Condit $302.50
11/08 Acker Merrall & Condit $327.68
10/08 Zachy's Wine Auctions $272.95
10/08 Zachy's Wine Auctions $311.94
09/08 Acker Merrall & Condit $423.50
09/08 Zachy's Wine Auctions $350.00
09/08 Zachy's Wine Auctions $360.00

 

December 02, 2008

Copia - please pull through

Copia filed for bankruptcy yesterday - December 1, 2008.

 While they have always struggles to breakeven, I believe it is an institution worth striving to keep alive in some form or another.  It is a credit to Robert Mondavi that the facility was even built.  The Oxbow area of Napa is just starting to come alive, I am not sure if that helps or hurts Copia - but it is worth finding out.

To read more:  here is a link to Google News aggreagation of stories on the subject.

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1276712142

 

To all those in the wine education department of Copia - we know you did your best.

November 29, 2008

December 5 1933 - December 5 2008

Celebrating 75 years of the end of 12 years ten months and 19 days and the confusion it has wrought.

The end of Prohibition.
Three tier.
Direct Shipping.
Blue Laws.
Happy Hour.
One person one license.
License quotas.

Oh the joy that prohibition and the its end have brought.

A few articles highlighting the end of Prohibition.

WSJ.com Celebrating Cinco de Drinko.

Capital Spice

Google news

November 28, 2008

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Combined effort from PDOs - Protected Designation of Origins (PDOs)

Combined effort from PDOs

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United Arab Emirates: land of opportunity or a bubble about to burst?

United Arab Emirates: land of opportunity or a bubble about to burst? By Rob Walker, of Euromonitor

 

 

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Maker of red wine goes green with plastic bottles

By Shelley Emling
Cox International Correspondent
Saturday, November 29, 2008
London —- First there were plastic corks. Now there’s another reason for wine snobs to turn up their noses —- plastic bottles.

With an eye toward shipping costs and the environment, Boisset Family Estates in France has announced it will export all its Beaujolais Nouveau to the United States this year in plastic. Other wine and champagne producers, such as Fetzer Vineyards in California, also are converting to lighter-weight packaging.

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