2012 Barrel & Oak Survey Report: Barrel Purchasing Set to Rise
Wineries are not only buying more barrels, they are buying more expensive barrels.
Dec 2012 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The results of the 2012 Barrel & Oak Survey Report are in, and it looks like the grip of the prolonged recession has been loosened as wineries resume barrel purchases. Almost half of the respondents indicated that they expect to buy more barrels in 2012 than they did in 2011. This result continues a trend seen in the 2010 and 2011 survey results. The number of barrels purchased in any given year can be a useful barometer of the wine industry’s own optimism for future wine sales at pri...
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