US wine industry faces red wine spill as demand grows
Posted On July 2, 2021
Red wine, once synonymous with the French Riviera, is making its way to the United States as the wine industry looks to fill a gap in the country’s burgeoning wine industry.
The surge of red wine in the United Kingdom is a boon for wine producers, who can now offer more options for consumers who want a wine with less red grapes and less alcohol, and who want to avoid any sort of alcohol-related concerns.
The rise of red wines is a big boon for the industry, said Michael Hiltzik, the owner of New York’s Wine Shop, which sells wine at a discount.
“They’re all going to come into the United State,” Hiltik said.
“It’s just a matter of supply and demand.”
The boom in red wine is part of a broader trend toward American wine as Americans travel and eat more of it.
American consumers are also turning to wines with less of the alcohol and added sugar that can make a wine more appealing to some.
That trend, along with the country being more of a wine country, has pushed prices down for some brands, like Domaine de la Rosa and Napa Valley-based Bodega.
But as red wine sales continue to climb, consumers are increasingly turning to non-alcoholic alternatives to their favorite wines.
That’s also helped push prices down in other countries.
In France, wine prices have dropped sharply, from about $400 per bottle in 2012 to about $250 in 2015.
For many Americans, however, red wine can be a bit of a bargain.
The French have become known for their quality, and a French red wine often comes with a hefty price tag, which makes it attractive to people looking to save money.
Domaine de l’Arbre is one of the best red wines in the world, said Chris Smith, owner of the wine shop in Manhattan.
“The prices are lower, but the taste is better than the rest,” he said.
Hiltzik said it’s tough for him to keep his prices down because he has to take the red wine into France, where it’s considered to be more expensive.
“People think that red wine costs more than white wine, but in reality, white wine is less expensive,” he told the Associated Press.
Smith said that in the U.S., red wine prices are up about 60% from where they were in 2012, while in France, prices have risen about 30%.
Smith said he has seen a lot of Americans looking to buy a bottle of Domaine, which comes with the price tag of $350.
He said they usually don’t pay much more, but it can be expensive.
Domains de la Rosie, Tasting Room and Red Rose are some of the more popular brands.
Hiltika said Domains de l and T tasting rooms in New York and California sell for as much as $1,000, but those in the UK are often around $300 or less.
Smith estimated that a bottle at a Domaine is about $300 in the US, but he said that’s about $150 in France.
He added that the quality is much better than in France.
“People think it’s the same wine, so it’s just cheaper,” he added.
The British also have their own red wine scene, with Domains Royal and Tasting Rooms, which sell a range of different wines from around the world.
It’s possible to find Domains wine in a variety of colors, Hiltz said.
The red wine market in the rest of the world has grown by about $100 billion in the past three years, according to the British Wine and Spirits Research Institute.
“There are so many different brands in the market, but all of them are very different,” said Tom Stoecker, who owns Stoeckers Restaurant and Pub in Seattle.
“You have to go to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and beyond to find something like that.
There are so few in the States.””
Red wines have been around for decades, but they’re now getting bigger and bigger,” said Michael Sibbett, an analyst with IRI, a research firm.
“There’s been a lot more marketing, a lot less sales.
It just makes a lot for producers to come out and say, ‘We want to sell this product here.'”
A couple years ago, Domains du Roi, a brand owned by the French-based Domaine Royal, said its wine was becoming more popular, especially in France and Germany.
The company has also been opening wine shops in the Middle East and Asia.
While Domains Du Roi and Domains Red Rose can be bought at some of America’s most expensive stores, most people are looking for the cheaper alternatives.
Hilzik said he’s seen more and more people buy wines at discount prices because of the increased availability of cheaper brands in some countries.
For example, he said, he’s