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Subject: Wine Growth Slows, Consumer Purchase Patterns Stabilizing

Date: 2009-10-01 14:39:23

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WINE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

EMAIL EDITION - VOLUME I, NUMBER 123 - October 1, 2009

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EDITOR'S NOTE:

This issue is later than usual because I have been lecturing in several of the wine agribusiness courses at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo since Tuesday.


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WII TWEETS:

  • Major study finds "organic" & "green" have no impact on wine purchase decisions. Study was privately funded, release of details verboten.
  • Smashburger coming to Sacramento http://tinyurl.com/ryf44g. Fast gourmet burgers & wine. Yes, wine. Any other burger chains listening?

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Wine Growth Slows, Consumer Purchase Patterns Stabilizing

  • U.S. Sparkling Tops Sales Growth, Expensive Segments Begin To Revive


NEWS FETCH

  • Beer Industry Tax Break Bill Wins Majority Support in House
  • Zagat Launches Wine Club
  • Sonoma Harvest Fair's top red wine loses its medal
  • CAWG's California-Vineyards.com Reaches Out to Wine Drinkers
  • UK: Debating the truth behind green agenda
  • Vintners suffer hangover from too much wine
  • Canada:BC growers fare well despite global grape glut
  • Aluminum Wine Bottles are Here
  • Scroll down for lots more NEWS FETCH



    Wine Growth Slows, Consumer Purchase Patterns Stabilizing

    Table wine sales continued to grow in August, but at a slower pace than the previous four-week period. Wine Industry Insight’s analysis of data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI) showed that overall table wine sales grew 3.5 percent for the four-week period ending September 6, 2009 over the same period last year. This is down from July’s 4.6 percent increase. Import dollar market share slipped a bit: to 22.06 percent versus 22.45 percent in August.

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    • BIFURCATED CONSUMER HABITS STABILIZING?
    • OVERALL DOMESTIC GAINS FAR OUTPACE IMPORTS
    • IMPORTS RETAIN THREE OF TOP FIVE GAINER POSITIONS, ELBOW PRICIEST DOMESTICS

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    U.S. Sparkling Tops Sales Growth, Expensive Segments Begin To Revive

    U.S. sparkling wine sales increased 6 percent in August, slightly lower than their 7.4 percent sales gain in July, according to Wine Industry Insight’s analysis of data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI). The data, covering the four-week period ending September 6, 2009 over the same period last year also showed that imports fell 0.9 percent, a far better performance than their 2.4 percent drop in July indicating that consumers may be returning to imports. The average bottle of U.S. sparking sold for $8.52, up a bit from $8.46 last month.

    VIP Subscribers click here to read the complete, un-redacted article.

    iri-wii-sparkling-winesales-notvip-090609
    Spreadsheets and IRI data offered to VIP subscribers by Wine Industry Insight represent overall industry statistics that have been extensively re-shaped and analyzed by this publication. Significantly, these data represent a minuscule percentage of that which IRI offers to its winery customers who seek far more specific and proprietary data to assist their individual sales and marketing efforts.

    Also In This Article:

    The full text of the following sections is available to VIP Premium Subscribers).

    • ITALY, SPAIN SPARKLE
    • CHAMPAGNE: PRICE UP, SALES PRESAGE A TURN-AROUND?
    • FRENCH RAISE PRICE TWICE AS FAST AS EURO APPRECIATES
    DO SHIFTING SEGMENT SALES PORTEND A TURN-AROUND?

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    NEWS FETCH

    October 01, 2009
  • Zagat Launches Wine Club
  • Sonoma Harvest Fair's top red wine loses its medal
  • Does Lafite have legs?
  • Three Solar Thieves Nabbed in Napa
  • Vina Robles Announces New Calif Distributors
  • Boisset extends its lead as Burgundy’s biggest producer
  • Water releases to bring new life to parts of San Joaquin River
  • NY: Weather pushes grape harvest dates back
  • Constellation Brands tops Street view, shares rise
  • Vintage in France promising but no 2005
  • Resveratrol Shows Anti-Viral Abilities
  • Canada:BC growers fare well despite global grape glut
  • Boisset completes latest winery deal, of France's Antonin Rodet
  • Canada:Only the big BC wineries can buy imported bulk wine
  • Canada: Grape growers, wineries remain far apart on key issues
  • Cameron Hughes Wine Debuts New Eco-Friendly Wine Bottle
  • MA: Topsfield grape grower, others help preserve agricultural heritage
  • Marketing Wine: Headboards and Internets
  • Kentucky's New-Again Cash Crop
  • MA: Wineries breathe life into old farms
  • Northwest Winemakers Team Up With Stars to Craft Premium Wines
  • NYC Gets First Official Winery Since 1960's
  • 33rd Annual Monterey Wine Festival celebrates food and wine
  • Urban wineries take root in settings more practical than palatial
  • September 30, 2009
  • UK: Debating the truth behind green agenda
  • Vintners suffer hangover from too much wine
  • Canada: Trouble in Wine Country
  • Winery helps turn wastewater into hydrogen
  • Aluminum Wine Bottles are Here
  • Oz: Foster's sells vineyards back to original owner
  • WA: New winery opens in Prosser
  • Press Release: Wine Tycoon
  • A Winery's Path to Farmers Markets Isn't Always Easy
  • Wine: Wineries roll out the barrels
  • Wine Institute highlights 17 new members
  • September 29, 2009
  • Wine drinkers lift glass to law of supply and demand
  • NY: Founder's family to sell Palmer Vineyards
  • French scientists explain how champagne bubbles improve the flavour
  • Gallo-Boisset Marriage, trophy mentality, vultures, Terroir NYC
  • Dan Berger: Big bottles, bad news
  • San Mateo County winemakers optimistic about grape harvest
  • Temecula Wineries Battler the Heat During Harvest
  • Sonoma Harvest heats up
  • Canada: Senators and MPs sidestep law to sip BC wines
  • Virginia Wine Month: Celebrating Jefferson's Dream
  • Israeli Wine Scene
  • Canada: Wineries are looking to boost export business
  • September 28, 2009
  • Beer Industry Tax Break Bill Wins Majority Support in House
  • Foster's CEO's remuneration frozen
  • Calif diners more cost-conscious, drinking less wine: Zagat
  • Emeril tapes new 'Green' series in Wine Country
  • Sommeliers who offer wine for retail can win loyal customers
  • Pasco winery offers Christmas in a bottle
  • Wine marketers launch virtual 'marketing co-op'
  • California recycling measure may mean higher deposits and better ...
  • Two of France’s best-known wine groups to merge
  • Wine.com Uncorks Its API
  • UK: BUBBLES comes to market
  • That And $30 Million Will Get You A Cup Of Water
  • Dick Grace: Vintner blends compassion, Cabernet
  • A good year — Wine harvest promises a good vintage
  • Cabernet's High End Proves Merely Ordinary
  • Vigneron lets nature be the winemaker
  • Vineyard goes with flow of family
  • Sale of cheap imports as BC wines called 'scandalous'
  • New winery offers unique varieties
  • Satek Winery goes retail with Vine2Wine sales
  • Chelan-area wineries heading toward 'Crush'
  • Standish Wine Company: a natural progression
  • Old Bank is rich with grape
  • September 24, 2009
  • Wine Industry Internet Business to Business Marketplace Launched
  • UK: Fine returns from fine wine fund
  • Crush 2009: Harvest blessing marks work, partnership
  • CLINE CELLARS PARTNERS WITH THE BREAST CANCER NETWORK OF STRENGTH
  • SD: Artificially Sweetened Wines Now Available
  • Surprise amendment divides Feinstein, some California farm groups
  • CAWG's California-Vineyards.com Reaches Out to Wine Drinkers
  • Research on grape-yield predictions
  • Havens, Billington wine inventories being liquidated
  • Paris: Cult wine sale from France's best cellar
  • Belgium: Billionaire Frere’s Wine Sale Fetches $1.8 Million for Charity
  • Headed for the Mountain Winery, Cheech and Chong are rolling again
  • Aveniu Brands Announces Changes to Senior Management Team
  • Canada: Grapes of wrath
  • Sonoma Harvest Fair wine judging ends first of three days
  • First Canadian Winery Certified Biodynamic
  • Dick Vermeil pairs with OnThEdge Winery for a sweet new tasting room
  • The special 'Niche' for Nichelini Winery
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