US wine booming in UK on-trade, new report reveals

 Listings of US wine in the UK on-trade have doubled in the last year, according to a new report.

The report, Wine On-Premise UK 2015, which is published by Wine Business Solutions, reveals that US wines are benefiting from the global food trend for Texas barbecue and Southern US food.

The new-found popularity of US wines in the UK extends across every price bracket, with high-end Napa Cabernet, Oregon Pinot and Washington Riesling benefiting as much as the popular Californian brands.

Despite the on-going popularity of Prosecco, Champagne has bounced back by 15% this year, with prices up 15% too.

Listings of English wines are up 27% in the last year, driven predominantly by sparkling wine. English wines now have more listings than those from Germany or Austria.

Last year’s report found Argentina and Spain the most fashionable wine-producing countries, with growth in 2014 up by 12% and 25% respectively.

This year, the two countries are both down by some 25%.

The report also analyses the performance of the main on-trade wine distributors in the UK, what the most listed wine brands are, and analyses which restaurants charge by the bottle or by the glass. It also looks at how wine businesses can expect to make more profit from on-trade sales.

For more information on the report please click here or email.  

Wine Business Solutions was founded in 2003 by Peter McAtamney.

It is a strategic and commercial consultancy dedicated to the wine trade.



Readers' comments (1)

  • I have a small wine shop in Annecy, France, "California Wine Gallery". I import and sell mostly select premium pinot noir wines and the French are surprised and very much enjoy the less acidic, less tannins and bigger fruit favors that a longer growing season produces. I will start selling wine on Amazon as soon as I can figure out how to upload my inventory on the Amazon website, I'll be able to sell to British customers. The Brits on holiday who find their way into my shop are just as pleased to drink California and Oregon pinot noir.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

These comments have not been moderated.

You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions "Participating in Online Communities". These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments.

If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "report this post" button or email

Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

Subscriber only alerts:

Twitter Facebook YouTube Linkedin