Temperature Check On Wine And Spirits Trends

Posted: Nov 04, 2019



As the close of the year rapidly approaches, its good to know how things are wrapping up.

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IN THE RED. The majority of spirits categories were up in the 13 weeks, but there were a few in the red.

. Brandy sales down 3.1%, volumes down 3.8%

. Blended Scotch sales down 0.6%, volumes down 3.8%

. Scotch volumes were down 2.4%, but sales were up 0.8%

WINE. Total wine sales were up just 0.7%, while volumes were down nearly 2% for the 13 weeks through October 5.

Table wine was a drag on total category performance, with sales roughly flat and volumes down 2.5% for the period. There was a lot of red on the table wine spreadsheet.

Red table wine was down 1.6% in sales and nearly 4% in volumes. White table wine sales were up nearly 1% and volumes were down 1.2%. Pink table wine sales growth was better, up 2.2%, but volumes were down too, -2.5%. Though red wine consumption typically picks up more in the colder months over white and pink.

The only table wine varietals reporting growth for the period include: cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc and rosé blend.

SPARKLING. Meanwhile, sparkling wines continue to do well, with sales up just over 6% and volumes up nearly 4% for the 13 weeks led by sparkling rose and prosecco.

Sparkling rose sales were up 19.4%% and volumes were up 22%. Prosecco sales were up 14.3% and volumes were up 12.6% for the period.

November 2, 2019
Source and complete article: Wine & Spirits Daily



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