Online wine sales on the rise

14 September, 2015

UK online wine sales grew 11% by value and 9% by volume in the past three months, the Wilson Drinks Report has found.

WDR collects EPOS data from 13 online wine retailers including Tesco, Waitrose, Majestic, The Wine Society, M&S and Laithwaites.

Managing director Tim Wilson said: “The sparkling wine surge has continued into 2015, with total sparkling wine value up 16%. Not only have sales of Italian wine grown strongly, we have also seen a massive jump in sales of other French sparkling wine other than Champagne.

"Both Champagne and Cava, however, saw sales fall back 5% in the first quarter of the year.

“Still wine also had a strong quarter with volumes up 8% and value up 10%, a welcome boost for the wine industry, where sales continue to be tough across the more established on and off-trade channels.

"What is interesting is how the shape of online sales is markedly different to sales through supermarkets.”




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Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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