#89: Top 100 Wine Brands On-Premise Issue

  • Exclusive Feature
  • Operation Profile
  • 153 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #89, published in May/June 2002. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Featured in This Issue

Exclusive Feature

Restaurant Wine Top 100 Wine Brands Sold in USA Restaurants, 2001. For the first time ever, a list of the most popular wines in USA restaurants. This report identifies 100 brands, and ranks them according to estimated case sales in 2001. Key findings: The Top 100 Brands account for 53% of all wine sold in USA restaurants; the Top 15 companies, which own/import/market brands in the Top 100, account for an amazing 82% of Top 100 wine sales.

Operation Profile

This Anaheim restaurant is an exciting new wine destination, in a surprising location. But make no mistake: its wine program is as serious as they come, but without the pretentious attitude found in many similarly upscale operations. Here is what makes it unique, and successful.

Wine Reviews

153 recommended wines from 6 countries. Our tasters have uncovered many gems this issue, including outstanding 2000 Chardonnays from California; a terrific, medium priced Semillon-Chardonnay from Washington; 12 highly recommended California Cabernet Sauvignons from the 1999 vintage; an exceptional 2000 Cabernet Franc; the best new Zinfandel releases; and terrific wine values from Australia, France, and Italy.