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January 2014 Data Released on 02.14.2014Off-premise Sales of Domestic Wine Steady at 7% Through JanuaryThe value of off-premise domestic wine sales rose 7% in the 12 months through January. Growth in off-premise sales was also 7% for January alone versus January 2013, according to IRI, the Chicago-based market research firm.
Off-Premise Sales » Month 12 Months January 2013 $535 million 7% $6,902 million 7% January 2014 $572 million $7,382 million
Nine of 10 Best-selling Varietals Increase in Bottle Price
Bottle prices for nine of the 10 most popular varietals rose in the most recent 12 months. Cabernet Sauvignon took the largest price increase among major varietals in 750ml sizes including domestic and imported table wines, gaining 42 cents per bottle for a new average of $9.66. Chardonnay, the top-selling varietal, rose 24 cents to $8.67. Zinfandel, Fume/Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir also rose in average price by 20 cents or more.