Quoted on the big brand clearance at Constellation
April 2019 | Forbes
Observations on whether and why cannabis distribution may mimic wine
2019 | Wine Searcher
Comments on new round of Wine.com funding
November 2018 | Wine Searcher
Quoted on in Forbes on pending Supreme Court case
October 2018 | Forbes
…and on new non-plastic beer packaging
September 2018 | Forbes
Quoted on legal matters around consignment sales
March 2018 | Wine Searcher
Quoted in Go-Wine on Replica Wines
August 2018 | Go-Wine.com
Quoted on potential impact of TR moratorium in Sonoma
August 2018 | Wine Searcher
In Memoriam: This spring, the death of David Stevens caused great sadness for so many in our industry. He was my co-instructor of the OIV UC Davis Marketing course, but that was only a small part of Dave’s storied career. As a superb winemaker and judge, deeply knowledgeable teacher of chemistry, globe-trotting production and technology consultant, baseball aficionado, and a man of the world with great wit, Dave touched many lives.
April 2018 | Napa Valley Register
Quoted in article on rise of canned wines.
April 2018 | The Beverage Journal
Quoted in article on Walgreens DtC alliance with Wine.com and FedEx: Walgreens’ New Delivery Alliances.
November 2017 | Wine Business
More comments on the Amazon/Whole Foods situation here: Amazon Leaving or Investing?
November 2017 | Wine Searcher
Perspective on the shift towards red wines: Red Wines Leading Sales.
November 2017 | Liza Zimmerman
Quoted by Laurie Daniel on the impact of estate-bottling.
August 2017 | Stateways
Liza Zimmerman at Wine-Searcher asks for ideas from several industry observers: The Next Big Thing
February 2017 | Wine-Searcher
Research and webinar cited in Oregon Wine Board annual report: Oregon 2015-2016
February 2017 | Oregon Wine Board
FGR profiled in Cornell Business Journal: Red, White and Views
February 1, 2017 | Cornell Enterprise
Forbes covers our research for CSWA: A Sustainable Future
February 1, 2017 | Forbes
State of the Industry presentation at the Oregon Wine Symposium: Oregon Wine Symposium
February 21, 2017 | Wines & Vines
Quoted on packaging trends: Wine Business Monthly; article starts pg. 136
February 2017 | Wine Business Monthly
Cornell Business Journal has a quick upbeat look at Full Glass Research: Startup-Snapshot-Red-White-and-Views
February 2017 | Cornell Enterprise
Quoted in Article on Pennsylvania’s Act 39: Pennsylvania Opens its Wine Market
November 2016 | Winebusiness.com
Quoted in article on wine competitions, pages 62-63 and article on SevenFifty.com wholesale ordering system
October 2016 | Wine Business Monthly
Quoted in article on sweet red wines
October 2016 | The Wine Curmudgeon July 2016
FGR Sustainability research featured
August 1, 2016 | Oregon Wine Press
Wine Clubs – Getting Behind the Brand
July 11, 2016 | Wine-Searcher
Presentation at the Lake County Momentum Series
April, 2016 | LCWG
Grocery Chain Impact on Wine Sales
March 18, 2016 | Wine Business
Oregon Wine Symposium
February 24, 2016 | Wines & Vines
Chain vs. Independent Retail Environment for Wine
March 21, 2016 | Daily Ovation Marketing
Oregon Wine Symposium Highlights
February 24, 2016 | Capital Press
Interested in the UC Davis OIV course? Here’s a quick preview on video:
UC Davis OIV Wine Marketing Course
Millennials and Marketing of Wine & Beer
November 25, 2015 | Beverage Daily
Comments on Craft Trends for Wine, Beer, Cider
December 14, 2015 | Drinks International
Wine and the Rise of Craft Beer
November 30, 2015 | Meininger’s International
Supply & Demand Research for Lake County
April 16, 2015 | Wines & Vines
On Sweet Reds
July 31, 2015 | Wine Curmudgeon (syndicated)
Oregon Economic Impact Study details
March 5, 2015 | Capital Press
Cited in Wine Business Monthly on red blends
March 2015 | Wine Business Monthly
Oregon Economic Impact Study
January 20, 2015 | Wines & Vines
Oregon Economic Impact Study
January 20, 2015 | Portland Business Journal
Positioning Prosecco in the Sparkling Wine Market
October 2014 | Coneglio Valdobbiadene Journal (pg. 35 but you’ll need to read Italian!)
Cited by Blake Gray on Zinfandel trends
June 23 2014 | Beverage Media
UC Davis Packaging Conference
June 11, 2014 | Wines & Vines
The new Wine Opinions report on the intersection of wine consumers and beer/spirits.
April 7, 2014 | Wine Business
Wine Opinions research on Bordeaux mentioned in a Wine Business series on the region’s issues.
January 22, 2014 | Wine Business
Coverage of Wine Opinions’ research for Australia.
October, 2013 | Wine Australia
Wine Opinions’ research for Sonoma County Vintners.
January 11, 2013 | Wine Business
Some highlights from the Imported Wines Tracking Study.
February 5, 2013 | Wine Business
I spoke on the 2013 Consumer Trends panel for the Unified Symposium, the wine industry’s largest gathering in the U.S.
January 31, 2013 | Wines and Vines
John Gillespie shares some of our Wine Opinions research at the Wine Industry Financial Symposium.
September 26, 2012 | Wines and Vines
Wine Opinions’ CoreTrack report got a lot of attention in the media with its findings on wine without food, including:
New York Times, by Eric Asimov
Vinography, by Alder Yarrow
Connoisseur’s Guide, by Stephen Eliot
Wines and Vines, by Laurie Daniel
A comprehensive summary by Paul Franson for Wines & Vines
I was interviewed on the topic of sustainable practices and the wine market.
March 28, 2011 | Palate Press
Quoted in an L.A. Times article on organic wines.
January 6, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
I was honored to be elected to the TAPAS board of directors.
January 27, 2011 | Tapas Society
I reviewed some the key trends in the trade for the North Bay Business Journal.
December 13, 2010 | North Bay Business Journal
Lew Purdue covers Wine Opinions’ new qualitative research service, Vintrospectives
September 22, 2010 | Wine Industry Insight
Wine Opinions released the 2nd edition of our Import Tracking Report.
July 30, 2010 | Wine Business
Jo Diaz, in her wine industry blog “Juicy Tales,” covers Full Glass Research and my professional experience.
Jo has also posted video from the Petite Sirah conference here.
The Wine Opinions study on conjunctive labeling for Sonoma County raised something of a ruckus, with vintners, bloggers, PR people and regional organizations all weighing in. Covered by:
The Press Democrat
The North Bay Business Journal
Our panel on “looking forward” at the 2010 Unified Wine Symposium and my comments on the recession and generational differences are covered by:
Wines and Vines
The entire presentation can be downloaded here.
The sweetness scale we developed with Dan Berger in the course of research for the International Riesling Foundation was further covered by Decanter magazine.
Further consumer and trade research on the topic was presented by John Gillespie at the Riesling Rendezvous symposium here.
Our research was also noted in the Gray Market Report here.
Dan Berger continues to agitate smartly on behalf of Riesling and his proposed sweetness scale, which we tested in research for the International Riesling Foundation.
Research from Wine Opinions was cited by Bloomberg here.
John Gillespie and I delivered some of the highlights from the trade surveys in the Wine Opinions Market Track report at the 2009 Wine Industry Financial Symposium, covered by:
Wines and Vines
Wines and Vines
Think Wine Marketing
It’s always fun to meet with the Petite Sirah growers and wineries who comprise PS I Love You. I was invited to speak at the 2009 event, which was appropriately held at Concannon vineyards and hosted by Jim Concannon himself, a long time Petite Sirah advocate. Covered by Wine Business here.
I am quoted in Wines & Vines here, where I spoke at the 2009 Lodi Grape Day.
It’s not all just wine: I have been doing some research work for an Oregon blueberry farm managed by forward-thinking Brian O’Driscoll, who’s thinking of turning his family farm into a combination winery and farm destination with multiple ways to imbibe your blueberries. Check out the story here.
In 2008 Oregon Wine Board launched a sustainability certification and marketing effort based in part on research Full Glass performed on consumer understanding and perception of wines and the environment. For a video of the San Francisco press conference on the initiative, click here.
It was also covered by Wines & Vines here.
Wines of Germany issued a press release based on the Import Tracking report developed using the Wine Opinions panel last year.
I spoke at the Petite Sirah conference at Foppiano Vineyards in 2007 and Concannon in 2009 on the topic of Petite Sirah supply and consumer perceptions. This conference is organized annually by Foppiano and Diaz Communications for the P.S. I Love You trade organization, dedicated to educating trade and consumers about the unique qualities of Petite Sirah as a varietal. Incidentally, members have access to my charts and data from the conferences.
Full Glass Research researched and measured the economic impact of all levels of the wine industry in Oregon. For further details, contact the Oregon Wine Board via www.oregonwine.org
My comments in Wine Business Monthly on the new wave of 3L box business can be found here.
Zinfandel sales trends analyzed in Wine Business Monthly.
Restaurant News had an article on our research on gender differences in wine drinking.
See this article for commentary on Merlot issues, both from a consumer research and sales analysis point of view.