Update! America's Wine Consumption Trends
A few days ago, Saint Vini from The Zinquisition wrote his annual summary of American wine consumption trends. As Saint Vini says, the numbers look quite good overall. California was up 4.1% and the nation’s consumption increased 2.1%.
Looking through the statistics, I noticed another thing that seems even more promising. Some of the states that are in the bottom 10 of total wine consumption saw the biggest gains. These include Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Growth seams more reasonable, and hopefully more sustainable than the heady days of the 1980s.