In addition to her work on a wide range of global macroeconomic themes, Rachel also looks at various themes in the economics of wine and spirits. Wine is not only as a canary in a coal mine or early warning sign in terms of climate changes, but also as a frequent target of tariffs, trade and competition restrictions. She passed the WSET level 2 Wines Course in mid 2021 and is studying for her level 3 qualification in Wine and Level 2 in Spirits and has a particular interest in how trade, environmental and competition policies impact the industry as well as how climate change is reshaping production.
Get in touch if you’d like to talk wine economics, history your favorite terroir or more.
Check out some of the recent presentations via the YouTube links or download them in pdf form.
Climate Change and Wine (pdf of Presentation), February 2022
- Presentation to CorkDorks on Studying Wine During the Pandemic, March 2021
- Why is Wine so Attractive in Trade Conflict? Assessing Wine and Spirits Cases at the WTO, 2020
- Okanagan Wine economy questions, 2019