Friday, December 17, 2010

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Bottle Of Wine?

Jo Diaz, wine publicist extraordinaire and the brains behind PS I Love You, writes a wine blog simply titled 'Wine Blog'.  Not only is she an industry veteran, she's smart - and a really nice lady.  Almost a year ago she wrote a concise breakdown of the cost of a bottle of wine.

I've made the argument a number of times to buy wine directly from wineries.  Jo's numbers do a lot to make that argument all the more compelling.  Check it out on her site

After reading that, you'll probably ask why some wines are so much less expensive than others, especially imports versus ultra-premium domestics.  Her recent piece answers that question.

Thanks for the illumination, Jo!


  1. My pleasure, Steve.

    I'm humbled by your kind words, too.

  2. How much does it cost to bottle a wine?

  3. Hi Anon,

    Good question, though the answer is not simple. It depends on a number of different factors: whose equipment are you using for bottling - your own or rented facility? What kind of glass are you using? Fancy labels or simple? What kind of closures - cork, synthetic, or screwtop? What kind of volume or you bottling- a few hundred cases or a few thousand?

    Those all have a bearing on the cost of bottling, though any one of those factors could significantly impact the cost. Cheers.

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