U.S. 2010 wine sales improve: U.S. wine sales rebound – latimes.com
After two years of sluggish wine sales, consumers are starting to reach for — and spend more on — their favorite vintages. And the California wine industry, having survived several vineyard fire sales and a glut of excess inventory, is seeing signs of a post-recession rebound. Domestic wine retail sales grew 7% in 2010 over the previous year, according to the Wine Institute in San Francisco. California wine producers, who make 90% of wine bottled domestically, saw retail sales grow 1% from the previous year, to $18.5 billion. And U.S. wine exports also jumped to a record $1.14 billion in 2010, up nearly 26% from 2009.
For the first time, the U.S. in 2010 consumed more wine than France. While the French still drink far more wine per capita than Americans, the U.S. — with its much larger population — has more people pouring a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay.
Strange Random Wine Quote:
Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle?
He was all for love, and a little for the bottle.
Charles Dibdin (1745 – 1814 – Captain Wattle and Miss Roe)
- The U.S. – 2010′s World’s Largest Wine Consuming Nation (lafondwinery.com)
- U.S. wine consumption passes France’s (sfgate.com)
- U.S. wine sales top France for the first time (usatoday.com)
- DTC sales help wineries rebound, study suggests (steveheimoff.com)
- US wine sales top France for first time ever (telegraph.co.uk)
- Who’s Drinking Wine? A Look at the Wine Market Council’s Latest Survey (seriousaboutwine.co.za)
Posted on June 1, 2011, in Article and tagged American wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Charles Dibdin, France, San Francisco, United States, Wine, Wine Institute. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.