Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Wine News

Another article about the great wine wallaby.

Kosher Wines finding high end. Very odd, a different version of this article was in the USAToday April 12th issue but it is not online. Perhaps because the USAToday article mistakenly closed with a restaurateur recommending a wine as especially good with roasted pork loin! It did not have the list of wines to try.

Wines under $6 still account for most sales. For all the talk about fancy wines or even mid-priced ones the most often wine drunk is under $6, at least if you bought it at a food or drug store.
While the overall average bottle price has risen from $4.73 to $5.48, most of that increase came because the cheapest wines are getting slightly pricier.

By far the largest volume of wine sold in food stores is priced below $6 per 750 ml, a category that includes jug and 5-liter boxed wines. However, the category's market share is declining.

Between July 2003 and July 2004, this category was responsible for 71 percent of the sales volume. Between February 2005 and February 2006, that market share fell 6 percent.
Wines are hotter, and you are getting drunker. Alcohol levels in wine are up in a changing market. Global warming is also to blame.

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