Weekly Update : Week 49:  December 6th-10th

Weekly Update : Week 49:  December 6th-10th

Operations Update:

We are currently experiencing additional delays for East Coast ports.  While there is no increase in the waiting time for ships to dock, we are seeing additional unloading delays, currently up to 6 days.  We have also experienced vessel delays as schedules are adjusted over the holiday period.  We will do our best to notify you of any delays which will affect your wine shipments.   We understand this is a crucial time of year for our customers and we are doing our utmost to make your wine available as soon as possible.

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.