If you’ve been around the vineyard block a few times you know the importance of a trusted advisor.

Turrentine Brokerage knows the wine business inside and out. We have an unparalleled record of predicting wine business trends and helping clients profit from them. We know the sources of supply, their history and capabilities. We know the brands, their people and their finances. We earn trust and guard confidences carefully. We make deals happen. We bring businesses together efficiently, creatively, and when necessary, quickly. We understand the key factors that make your business tick. And we know how to avoid many hidden disasters.

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Beware the Bent Branch

Have you ever had a bent branch snap back in your face? Well, it could happen again as we stumble through the dark forest of recession. Much of the recent change in the wine business is driven by consumers, who have increased consumption modestly but have traded down in price. Some of the change in the wine business, however, comes from within the trade itself. In the forced march of recession, no one wants to carry inventory, not the restaurateur nor the retailer, not the distributor, not the winery and not the grower. Investors do not like inventory. And lenders hate it. This recession-induced allergy to inventory creates a situation that is like a bent branch. With a little increase in confidence, demand could snap back quickly. When economic recovery finally spurs consumer demand, everyone who hated inventory is suddenly going to be scrambling for inventory. Apparent excesses could disappear overnight…