Sparklers Chugging Along

Muscato, Malbec, red blends and Riesling are all hot categories right now, with more and more wineries jumping on board. Sparkling wines fits in that list as well. So it seems that producers are doing a good job of breaking the stereotype that sparkling wine and champagne are only meant to be consumed during the holidays as the category experiences increasing growth. Sparkling wine dollar sales grew 9.7% and volumes gained 9.6% in the year-to-date period ending July 10, based on food and drug stores scans tracked by SymphonyIRI. These numbers are even stronger than sparkling's year-to-date results ending June 12, likely benefiting from a strong July 4th holiday. And it's 4-5 percentage points higher than the table wine category, although sparkling wine is coming off a much smaller base.

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