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Rob McMillan
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Attended California State University, Sacramento
Lives in Napa Valley, Napa, CA
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Passion, Cuba, Women & Wine
Duck and Cover Note to reader: The trip to Cuba for the California Wine Symposium was widely covered in the press last week but since I was there, I wanted to add my own first-hand views to what has been written along with some video clips And while this po...
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Video Replay of the SVB Wine Report & Chat
The first part of the year has turned into a fire hose of new industry information in the wine business. Right after we released the State of the Industry Report, we all ran to Unified to hear more discussion about industry trends. I missed Fred Franzia's l...
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I hate the blame game. The NY Post had the catchy headline that Millennials were ruining wine, but that's not the point, and WinDude cracks the code correctly.
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Final Signup: SVB Annual Report Release Thursday
  Live Videocast 2016 State of the Wine Industry Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PT I expect this will be one of the most interesting reports we've ever authored. I would like to invite you to join us live for a discussion of the report and ...
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What if you Discount Wine and Case Sales Drop?
   Source: Nielsen Beverage It can be a little hard getting revved back up when the year starts. Truth be told, few of us are excited to jump back in full speed. We'd rather revel in the warmth of the holiday's than start executing on the new plan.   I have...
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Video chat, video replay of the 2016 State of the Wine Industry Report. You can download your own copy and see the replay here.
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Good radio reporting on the State of the Wine Industry Report. http://napabroadcasting.com/state-of-the-wine-industry-2016-rob-mcmillan-silicon-valley-bank/
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Annual Wine Report and Live Videocast is this Thursday. Final signup opportunity to watch the videocast and receive a report copy.
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This week I'm showing year end Nielsen information to show the shape of the current demand curve for wine which leads to the title question. What would you do if you disounted your wine and case volume dropped more? Should you discount more?
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When we are young, things that go bump in the night are fears we learn to ignore. But when those of us who have been around for a few wine cycles tell us what worries them, maybe that's something we should hear.
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  • Silicon Valley Bank
    Founder, 1990 - present
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Wine Banker on the West Coast.
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Silicon Valley Bank: Bankers to the US Fine Wine Industry. Wine Banker, Econ/Bus Analyst, Speaker, Father of 2, a little messy but have clean nails.
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    BS Business (Finance)/economics, 1979 - 1981
  • Santa Clara University
    MBA, 1984 - 1987
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Video Replay of the SVB Wine Report & Chat
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The first part of the year has turned into a fire hose of new industry information in the wine business. Right after we released the State o

Final Signup: SVB Annual Report Release Thursday
svbwine.blogspot.com

Live Videocast 2016 State of the Wine Industry Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PT I expect this will be one of the most inte

What if you Discount Wine and Case Sales Drop?
svbwine.blogspot.com

Source: Nielsen Beverage It can be a little hard getting revved back up when the year starts. Truth be told, few of us are excited to jump b

Groundhog Day In Pennsylvania
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I've just spent the past 6 weeks researching and writing the 2016 State of the Industry Report. It always sucks the life out of me because i

Picking A Side In the Napa Winery Fight
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No it's not Monday when I normally post. I got inspired midweek from Tom Wark who wrote a piece yesterday in his Fermentation Daily Wine Blo

Bottle Prices Are Going Up in 2016
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How much does this wine cost? The Annual Wine Conditions Survey is open and delivering interesting early information on supply, price, and m

Open: 2016 Survey of Wine Conditions
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What's really going on in the wine business this moment? Can wineries raise prices? What's the supply situation in the Central Valley? Is th

Will a Stock Correction mean Lower Wine Sales?
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One year ago Monday, I woke to a bit of a shaking. Having been 18 miles from the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, I was experienced enough to

What? Locals Overwhelmingly LIKE the Wine Industry
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Doesn't Everyone Hate The Wine Business? While Napa is the current poster child for the debate, whether Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Oregon, Virgi

250,000 Credit Cards Stolen in Wine Industry Hack
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I've always thought the wine industry should be the most uninteresting industry for cybercrime. Wineries have lots of inventory to steal, bu

Replay of 2015 DtC VideoCast + Chat
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Another live videocast is in the can and has already hit summer re-runs on YouTube. Somebody will soon be sending you some popcorn for you t

SVB Direct to Consumer Live VideoCast
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Live Video Conference: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time Please join us for an interactive video discussion of Silic

Should You Ever Discount Your Wine?
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I'm betting nobody knows who Thorstein Veblen is. You have to be a little cockeyed to know him; be a Jeopardy Champion, enjoy thumbing throu

How Important Are Tasting Rooms to Success?
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There is a bit of a standoff taking place in parts of wine country. No the battle isn't with the Federales; the ABC, CDFA, BOE, TTB, or FDA

W20 Group and VinTank Settle Down
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 Its fair to say that I've been involved in the wine business for a long time. I'm old enough to remember Italian Swiss Colony Wine commerc

Is Your AVA "Just Like Napa?"
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On March 16th I was invited to be THE keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights. OK ... maybe I was just "a" keynote speaker

2015 State of the Industry Q&A
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The Annual SVB Wine Report and the Live Broadcast is complete. For those that missed either one, the replay and report can now be accessed h

Sign Up: SVB Wine Report Released Next Week
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Live Video Conference Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Pacific Time Please join Rob McMillan, EVP and founder of Silicon Val

Are Wineries Going to Buy Fewer Grapes in 2015?
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Buying More or Less Tonnage in 2015? I know the above chart is a little hard to read. When I start working on the Annual State of the Indust