Miscellaneous Quotes and Articles



The new Wine Opinions report on the intersection of wine consumption and beer/spirits was previewed in Wine Business:  http://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataId=130809;  


Some press on my presentation for the Oregon Wine Symposium:  

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=128955 ;

http://newsroom.oregonwine.org/articles/share/1007721/ .


Coverage of Wine Opinionsí research for Australia:  http://www.wineaustralia.com/en/News%20and%20Events/News%20Archive/2013%20Wine%20Australia%20News/October%20News%202013/New%20US%20wine%20trade%20research.aspx


I participated on an interesting panel at Sonoma State last Fall, coordinated by the engaging and energetic Liza Zimmerman: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=124621 and http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=fd50383238db66c72d5bbf552&id=18904fee48,


John Gillespie was featured at the 2013 Wine Industry Financial Symposium, covering some of our latest research from Wine Opinions: http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2013/09/wine-critics-play-minor-role-on-wine-choices;† http://winetimes.co/2013/09/26/wine-drinkers-unadventurous-in-the-spirits-department/ ;† http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/84485/new-research-suggests-wine-vs-beer-thinking-outdated/.


Wine Opinions research on Bordeaux mentioned in a Wine Business series on the regionís issues. Itís an interesting read, as it touches on many of the issues that we have worked on with our regional clients such as the Oregon Wine Board and InterRhone: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=126918


The Riesling Rendezvous was covered by Blake Grey: http://blog.wblakegray.com/2010/07/tidbits-from-riesling-rendezvous.html; San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/foodheadlines/ci_10185567; Wine Business: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=76158 and NY Wine Press: http://www.nywine.com/Articles?ArticleID=3263&Page=15&TagID=0&FromHome=False


My presentation to last yearís Oregon Wine Symposium was covered by Wines & Vines: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=112090 and in the Ag press: http://www.capitalpress.com/content/mp-oregon-wine-update-021913. Iím looking forward to this yearís version: http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2013/10/30/oregon-wine-symposium-return-portland-third-year/


Wine Opinionsí research for Sonoma County Vintners was covered in Wine Business:http://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataId=109985 and the Press-Democrat: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130110/ARTICLES/130119918/1310/lifestyle02?Title=Sonoma-County-s-chardonnay-a-hit-pinot-noir-doesn-t-fair-as-well


Some highlights from the Imported Wines Tracking Study are featured here: http://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataId=111244


In January I spoke on the Consumer Trends panel for this yearís Unified Symposium, the wine industryís largest gathering in the U.S. http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=111060


Some comments on Zinfandel, based on several projects for ZAP among others: www.winebusiness.com/wbm/?go=getArticle&dataId=109056


Some additional comments on the market for Oregon wines here: http://projects.registerguard.com/web/business/27649894-41/oregon-sales-percent-wine-wineries.html.csp and here: http://www.kgw.com/news/business/Oregon-Wine-Sympoisum-A-Record-139919883.html .


John Gillespie shares some of our Wine Opinions research at the Wine Industry Financial Symposium: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?content=105598&section=news


Wine Opinions' research for InterRhone cited here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rhone-valley-wine-region-celebrates-double-digit-us-growth-2012-07-10


Lew Purdue covers Wine Opinions' new qualitative research service, Vintrospectives: http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/yourturn.php?id=234


Coverage of our Economic Impact report on the Oregon Wine Industry can be found here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=90270  OR  http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/07/oregon_wine_industry_nearly_do.html  OR 

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/print-edition/2011/07/15/oregon-wine-industry-27b-impact.html  OR 

http://oregonwinepress.com/article?articleTitle=economic+impact+update--1311870164--837 OR

http://www.southernoregonwineblog.com/2011/07/impact-of-oregon-wine-industry-doubles.html .

For you Southern Oregon wine fans, here is their perspective: http://community.statesmanjournal.com/blogs/winelovers/2011/07/17/booming-oregon-wine-industry-sparkles-in-the-south/

And for a Columbia Valley take:   http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/07/14/1567454/walla-walla-valley-helps-oregon.html


Wine Opinions' latest CoreTrack report got the attention of a lot of the wine media with its findings on wine without food, including Eric Asimov at the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/dining/06pour.html  Alder Yarrow at Vinography http://www.vinography.com/archives/2011/03/the_albatross_that_is_food_and.html ,

Stephen Eliot of Connoisseur's Guide here:  http://www.cgcw.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=78506 and  Laurie Daniel here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=85458.  Paul Franson for Wines & Vines has a comprehensive summary here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=85458


Last Spring I was interviewed on the topic of sustainable practices and the wine market: http://palatepress.com/2011/03/wine/defining-sustainability-a-concept-of-varied-means/


Quoted in an L.A. Times article on organic wines here: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/06/food/la-fo-organic-wine-20110106 ; Blake Grey goes into more detail on his blog


Early in 2011, I was honored to be elected to the TAPAS board of directors,  a very entertaining and talented group of people with a distinct vision: http://www.tapasociety.org/blog/tapas-elects-2011-board-of-directors


At the end of 2010, I reviewed some the key trends in the trade for the North Bay Business Journal: http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/27824/late-2010-restaurant-wine-tasting-room-revival-good-omens-for-2011/


Dusty Old Files

Wine Opinions has released the 2nd edition of our Import Tracking Report: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=76847


Many thanks to Jo Diaz for her kind compliments at  her industry blog Juicy Tales. I think the tortoise and hare analogy is an excellent one for Petite Sirah vs. the more mainstream varieties. http://wine-blog.org/index.php/2010/02/17/full-glass-research-christian-miller-the-wine-industry-optimist/ . Jo has also posted video from the Petite Sirah conference here: http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2010/07/21/8th-annual-ps-symposium-is-sold-out/


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. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat covered it here:  http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100503/ARTICLES/100509916/1349?p=1&tc=pg  . The North Bay Business Journal's take is here: http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/17927/winery-group-seeks-sonoma-co-label-law . Tom Wark, PR maven and blogging activist, has his take, which inspires a lively string of comments from various angles of the industry: http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2010/01/forcing-the-issue-on-wine-labels.html#comments.   


Our panel on "looking forward" at the Unified Wine Symposium in January 2010 is covered here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=70983 . The entire presentation can be downloaded here: http://www.unifiedsymposium.org/downloads.html


My presentation in February to the Oregon Wine Symposium was covered here: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=71770 and here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=71683 


The sweetness scale we developed with Dan Berger in the course of research for the International Riesling Foundation was further covered by Decanter magazine in February here: http://www.decanter.com/news/294931.html. Further consumer and trade research on the topic was presented by John Gillespie at the Riesling Rendezvous symposium here: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=76158; and also noted in the Gray Market Report here: http://wblakegray.blogspot.com/2010/07/tidbits-from-riesling-rendezvous.htmlDan Berger continues to agitate smartly on behalf of Riesling and his proposed sweetness scale, which we tested in research for the International Riesling Foundation: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20090813/LIFESTYLE/908139958


Recent research using the Wine Opinions panel was also cited by Bloomberg here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aQz2ZaeLZxXI . By the way, the Trisaetum Oregon Pinot Noir cited in the article courtesy of the Oregon Wine Board. It really is stellar stuff.


Interest, enthusiasm and vision mixed with concern and calls to action at the Green Wine Summit on December 3rd, 2009. I spoke on the Consumer Panel, covered here:  http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=69600&htitle=A%20Muddy%20Shade%20of%20Green and here: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=69552 .


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 here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=68169&htitle=Bright%20Spots%20for%20Domestic%20Wine%20Sales and here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=67546&htitle=The%20Economy%20Meets%20the%20Wine%20Economy and here: (3rd paragraph down) http://thinkwinemarketing.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/does-your-winery-have-an-effective-ond-plan/ .


Most articles on research we did for the International Riesling Foundation focused on the sweetness scale, for example:  Wines & Vines - http://winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=58316;Wine Business Monthly - http://www.winebusiness.com/news/dailynewsarticle.cfm?dataId=58251; and Elin McCoy's article http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20670001&refer=wine&sid=aJoQYMG0.g18.


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 this year's event, which was appropriately held at Concannon vineyards and hosted by Jim Concannon himself, a long time Petite Sirah advocate: http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=66558. Petite Sirah lovers should check out the PS I Love You site for more information: http://www.psiloveyou.org/reviews.php.


Quoted in Wines & Vines in Lodi, where I spoke at the 2009 Lodi Grape Day: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?content=62049&htitle=Variety%20and%20Clonal%20Database%20Needed&section=news

An interesting research project done with Women & Wine on restaurant wine service in California is cited here: http://www.womenwine.com/posts/journals/612-wine-lovers-survey-on-buying-wine-at-restaurants-check-out-the-results

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: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/blueberry_wine_amateur_winemak.html

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: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/oregonwine/33126/. A related Wines& Vines article is here: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=55540. The work is continuing and will be tracked with regular research by the OWB.


The Wines of Chile site has a brief review of the 2008 seminar at which we presented here: http://www.winesofchile.org/template_home.php?detail=65&srch=Miller.  Chilean wine producers or importers can access my presentation through Wines of Chile, or just contact me directly. 


Wines of Germany issued a press release based on the Import Tracking report developed using the Wine Opinions panel last year: http://winemarketer.com/survey-on-imported-wine-reveals-german-wines-please-palettes.html 

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. http://www.psiloveyou.org/index.php. 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. Some of the press coverage can be found at the following links:




My comments in Wine Business Monthly on the new wave of 3L box business can be found here: http://www.winebusiness.com/ReferenceLibrary/webarticle.cfm?dataId=47589 

Tom Wark's Wine Blog has some nice things to say about our Zinfandel research: http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2006/11/the_zinfandel_s.html 

Grape data cited by the Petite Sirah Advocacy Organization:  http://www.psiloveyou.org/president.php

Zinfandel sales trends analyzed in Wine Business Monthly: http://www.winebusiness.com/ReferenceLibrary/webarticle.cfm?dataId=45727

http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article22576-Women_and_Wine__What_do_they_Really_Want__Statistical_Data_Defies__Pink_Marketing_.html Restaurant News article about gender differences in wine drinking

http://www.zinfandel.org/about_zap/news/pr_fgr_0406.htm - fun facts about Zinfandel from Full Glass Research

http://www.decanter.com/news/72611.html - Decanter article on Wine Opinions survey on Parker and Spectator influence

See http://www.winebusiness.com/SalesMarketing/webarticle.cfm?dataId=42978 for commentary on Merlot issues, both from a consumer research and sales analysis point of view.