By Tim Carl
Moreover, today's wine world would be a lot different but for the 2005 US Supreme Court's 5-4 Granholm decision, a watershed moment providing a DTC lifeline for small and new wineries which would not exist today without Direct-to-Consumer shipping.
I think most of us who have been in Napa for awhile have known much of what has been said in this Tim Carl piece. However, this article has succinctly summarized the Napa Valley's wine industry's rise, plateauing period, and very significant concerns for the future. There are no guarantees that what was will always be.
An excellent analysis piece by Tim Carl. Could run in NYT or Wine Spectator. We’re glad to read it here at NVF. Yes, the winemaking process is shifting. But, with the continued work of the Land Trust of Napa Valley, ours is a valley of stunningly broad spaces and uninterrupted mountainsides. Those features, linked with wide swaths of vineyards, offer the visitor miles of unusual views of peaceful land. No wonder Napa Valley continues to attract worldwide visitors.
Another spot on Tim Carl article. As an early proponent to protect small family wineries , I founded my company over 28 years ago , dedicated to , and with a mission to provide visibility, and recognition in a crowded and competitive market. Sadly, reading Tim’s article spoke to the changes so personally experienced.
It is inevitable that wine world evolves to the rule of Three and Four. A classic study in 1976 continues to play out in every industry across the globe: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2012/business-unit-strategy-the-rule-of-three-and-four-bcg-classics-revisited. This is only accelerating with the pace of technology.