Weekly Update Week 49: December 6th-10th

News to Know


Despite claims to the contrary, the ship backlog is not getting smaller. Vessels are waiting on both sides of the Pacific. Ships in California logjam now stuck off Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.


In 10 short years, natural wine has gone from maybe to must-have. How Natural Wine Shops Went From Fringe Hangouts to National Phenomena | Wine Enthusiast.


Prices in the fine wine market have been increasing across all major regions in 2021, according to a new report by Liv-ex, a global marketplace for the trade. Fine wine market breaks records in 2021.


Et tu, Santa? “We ran out of Santas.” Companies struggle to find workers willing to don that famous red suit.  Santa Shortage Is the Latest Blow to Retailers.


In addition to ongoing supply chain tensions, the global wine industry now faces seasonal labor shortages with higher wages. ‘This Problem Will Only Get Worse’: Wine Regions Grapple with Labor Market, Supply Chain | Wine Enthusiast.


For those of you who love Oreos, there is new wine/Oreo blend.