Thursday, 31. January 2008
Consumers in the United States bought over 300 million cases of wine in 2007. That makes the United States only trailing France in the amount of wine purchased. One might expect that with the increase of wine sales in the United States that local wineries are making large profits. However, many of those cases sold in the country are imported to the U.S. The United States is an increasing wine market and the rest of the world is trying to sale their wines in this market. Local wineries face competition from other countries from around the world. This gives the American consumer more choices than ever. How long will sales keep increasing in the U.S? The economy will certainly have something to do with increases. It is fantastic, though, to see the interest in wine increasing.