Wine market still buoyant


WINE sales in the UK have seen a “small increase” in the last 12 months, despite rising duty and curtailed consumer spending.
That’s the conclusion of a new market report by Keynote, which said the proportion of consumers buying wine has reached 59%, up from 55% in 2009. Although sales are said to have slowed in the last year, the research concludes that rosé has been the “shining star of the wine market” in recent years.
The report concluded that the growth in sales represents a “positive outcome in the face of a difficult economic climate”.

(Image: Rosé is wine’s “shining star”.)