FOLLOWING an impressive set of results in the CGA figures last year, wine has kept its place as the second-biggest category in the Scottish on-trade in 2017.
And Scottish consumers’ thirst for wine is growing, with sales up £5.5 million in this year’s figures.
Champagne seems to be particularly popular in the Scottish trade, with Moët & Chandon not only retaining its place as Scotland’s preferred bubbly but showing an impressive 8% growth in sales.
Another indicator of the trend is the climb of Perrier-Jouët from eighth to third place in the category.
Significant gains were also made by Stowells, with the brand ascending to second place with its range of 20 different wines.
It was a more disappointing year for Berri Estates in Scotland, dropping to fifth place as it was overtaken by Perrier-Jouët and Footsteps.
Overall, CGA’s figures show that light wine is now worth £435m to the Scottish on-trade, a considerable sum of money that reinforces how important it is that operators get their offer right.
Moët & Chandon