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Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018: Stable Growth Forecasted – Based on 2017 Stats

Many of the statistics for 2017 US wine sales are in and the results show steady growth, but with increasing competition from imports and other beverages. The outlook is still positive because it is expected that 2018 will continue to … Continue reading

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Will Consumers Pay More for Sustainably Certified Wine?

Completing the process of becoming certified for producing wine using sustainable practices can take years for vineyard owners. Achieving organic or biodynamic certification can take even longer.  Plus the cost of becoming certified and going through the inspection process can … Continue reading

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The Future is Bright for US Wine in 2017: Statistics from 2016 Paint Rosy Picture

Many of the statistics for 2016 US wine sales are in and the results are rosy. Optimism is high that 2017 will continue to see the small but steady growth pattern of previous years, at around 1 to 3% volume … Continue reading

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Preferences of American Wine Consumers

(Originally published in Winebusiness.com, Dec. 6. 2016) With a hotly contested election in the US, Britain exiting the European Union, the Zika virus arriving from South America, and thousands of Syrians fleeing the Middle East, no one can claim it … Continue reading

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State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics

In 2016 US consumers continue to reach for wine as an enjoyable beverage, even with craft beer grabbing an increased share of the alcohol beverage market. A review of the 2015 wine statistics and buying trends for 2016 are generally … Continue reading

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Highlights of American Wine Consumer Survey

The US is the world’s largest wine market, achieving $37.6 billion in wine sales in 2014. But what wine styles does the American consumer prefer; where do they like to buy wine, and why do they drink it? These are … Continue reading

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Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2015 – Surging Forward with Renewed Optimism ($37.6 billion in 2014 revenues)

Even though wine consumption in the US has increased every year since 2000, some of those years were a bit bumpy due to the recession and a tendency for consumers to purchase value-priced wines. Now in 2015, the trend of … Continue reading

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