Wine is a very fragmented business. Whereas the five largest soft drink companies control 70-85% of the world market and the top five brewers control 55-70% of the world market for beer, for wine the comparable figure is only 5-7%.
There are a number of factors which contribute to an individual vineyard’s terroir but climate goes a long way towards understanding a particular wine region. In the case of Spain and Portugal, climate is governed by the competing influences of
The Oregon Wine Board is the agency responsible for supporting and promoting the wine grape and wine industries in Oregon. They also have a research and educational role and serve as a central depository for Oregon State wine industry statistics.
As well as growing grapes for juice and jelly, Washington is the second largest wine grape producing state of the U.S. It produces wine at a variety of price points, but a number of producers aspire for it to be
Exports from Galicia’s stunningly beautiful Ribeira Sacra D.O. are tiny. In 2012 they totaled only 299 hl (40,000 bottles), yet they’ve still managed to impress a number of critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Sufficiently so for President Obama
Rueda is Spain’s leading D.O. producer of white wine. Since 1970 it has been at the vanguard of introducing new technologies and approaches in order to reinvent itself. The 6 page free downloadable PDF, Rueda in Figures summarizes the readily available