Some Halloween reading for a wet Friday afternoon

by TrevR on October 31, 2008

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It’s Halloween, it’s raining and the smell of Fall is definitely in the air around these parts. Here are a few items we’ve been meaning to share and just haven’t gotten around to.

New Napa Valley winery blog
We’ve added a new link to our list of “Friends” over on the right-hand column here. Piña Napa Valley has launched a new blog, written by Ranndy Piña, that aims to “…tell a few stories, share some family and Napa Valley history and maybe even educate a bit.”

The first post was on October 20th and there are certainly some interesting topics being discussed, including the impact of Brix at harvest on the price per ton of wine grapes, grape harvesting methods in the Napa Valley over the past 50 years and more. Check it out here.

What’s the economic impact of the Napa Valley wine industry?
Earlier this week the Napa Valley Vintners released a report examining the economic impact of the Napa Valley wine industry. The report, which was put together by Stonebridge Research, included many intriguing facts and figures.

Here’s a sampling:

  • The full annual economic impact of the Napa Valley wine industry in Napa County: $10.8 billion
  • The full annual economic impact of the Napa Valley wine industry on the American economy: $42.4 billion
  • Full-time equivalent jobs created by the Napa Valley wine industry in Napa County: 39,900
  • Full-time equivalent jobs created by the Napa Valley wine industry in California (outside Napa): 29,700
  • Full-time equivalent jobs created by the Napa Valley wine industry in the US (outside of California): 161,400
  • Total US jobs created by the Napa Valley wine industry: 231,000

Find the full report here (warning, PDF).

Happy Halloween!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Pina Napa Valley, Napa Valley Vintners, Stonebridge Research]

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