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September 2013 Data Released on 10.14.2013
 
Domestic Wine Sales Maintain 7% Annual Growth Rate
Off-premise sales of domestic wine rose by 6% in September compared to September 2012, while the annual growth rate stayed at 7%, according to scan data analyzed by IRI, the Chicago, Ill.-based market research firm. Four-week sales reached $541 million, and 52-week sales reached $6.8 billion at the food, drug, convenience and wine/liquor stores monitored by IRI.
 
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
September 2013 $550 million
8%
$7,311 million
9%
September 2012 $510 million $6,736 million
     
 
 

Two red and two white wine types grew at 11% or more: Pinot Noir and red blend/Meritage for reds, and Fumé/Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris for whites. Their growth helped offset the declining sales of Merlot, Syrah, white Zinfandel and Riesling.

Domestic Wines Sales

Pinot Noir Up 11% Overall, Up 44% in $20-Plus Segment
Combined domestic and imported Pinot Noir sales hit $520 million for 52 weeks, which beat the previous year by 11% in dollars and 10% in volume. Pinot Noir sales were highest in the three mid-price segments from $5 to $14.99 per bottle, but the fastest rate of growth came at the high end.

Pinot Noir in the $11-$14.99 segment experienced the second-highest total sales of $128 million in 52 weeks and the second-highest growth rate of 18%. The average price per bottle dropped 24 cents. Pinot Noir sales increased by 44% in IRI’s most expensive price segment, $20-plus. An average price reduction of 70 cents per bottle (3%) to the current $22.94 average price was associated with that sales growth.

Pinot Noir by Price Segments

 
 
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