#131-132: The USA Wine Market On-Premise Issue
- Exclusive 2008 USA Reports: Top 100 Wine Brands & Top 100 Individual Wines
- Operation Profile: This multi-unit company considers wine essential to its menu — and its success
- New Master Sommeliers
- 125 Wines Recommended
Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #131-132, published in May/June & July/Aug 2009. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.
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Exclusive 2008 USA Reports: Top 100 Wine Brands & Top 100 Individual Wines
1. Restaurant Wine Top 100 Wine Brands Sold in USA Restaurants, 2008. This report lists the most popular wines sold in USA restaurants, ranking them based on estimated case sales in 2008 in all on on-premise establishments combined.
Some key findings: Although the on-premise market for wine shrank by 5.5% in volume in 2008, the share held by the Top 100 Wine Brands actually increased… In 2008, the Top 100 Wine Brands accounted for nearly 43% of all wines sold in USA on-premise establishments… In 2008, for the first time ever, Kendall-Jackson became the most popular wine brand in USA restaurants, outselling every other brand on the Top 100 Brand List…
All 100 brands, their estimated case sales, and year-to-year volume changes, are included here.
2. Restaurant Wine Top 100 Wines Sold in USA Restaurants, 2008. This exclusive report lists the top 100 individuals wines sold across the USA in 2008, ranked according to estimated case volume.
Some key findings: Sales of the Top 100 Wines in US restaurants in 2008 were off 3.5% in volume, but significantly less than the total on-premise wine market (down 5.5%). But even as the overall market declined, the Top 100 Wines gained market share, rising from 23.9% of the total on-premise wine market in the USA (by volume sold) to 24.4% in 2008… As in previous years, varietal wines dominated the list, accounting for 83 of the 100 slots, and 83.7% of the total wine volume sold. The one category that showed significant growth was Riesling, up 16.7% in Top 100 volume sales…
All 100 individual wines, their estimated case sales, and year-to-year volume changes, are included here.
This multi-unit company considers wine essential to its menu — and its success. Indeed, its monthly food and wine ‘festival’ is among the longest running menu promotions currently being offered in the USA today. Wine accounts for approximately 26% of its total sales, despite being open for lunch…
New Master Sommeliers
Meet six new Master Sommeliers, who are currently active in the US wine and hospitality industries. Here they offer some opinions and insights on favorite wine types, wine and food pairings — and more.
125 recommendations (out of 1,000+ tasted), from the USA, Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand.
Highlights include outstanding new California Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs; an exceptional 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley; top value Merlots from California & Washington State; first rate California Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels; highly recommended Argentine wines; excellent red and white values from Australia; a range of splendid white and red wines from Italy; and superb New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.