Sparkling wine sales continue 10th straight year of growth

Jun 19, 2019 195

BY: Gus Clemens

Sales of table wine in the United States essentially are flat after a sustained boom. The latest figures available show wine sales grew by only .02 percent in 2017. There are, however, footnotes to those numbers. While folks are not buying more wine, they are buying more expensive wine. And they are buying different wine, especially sparkling.

Sparkling sales increased three percent in 2017, the 10th straight year of growth. From 2008 to 2017, sparkling sales increased a whopping 51.1 percent, according to Impact Database, a publication of the leading wine magazine, Wine Spectator. Proscecco from northeastern Italy is the leader in the sparkling ascendance. In 2007, prosecco sold fewer than 500,000 cases in the U.S.

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