Wine Market Council, a non-profit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, distributors, and other affiliated wine business, compiled research covering American wine consumption. Of the 230 million adults in the U.S., Wine Market Council found that 44% drink wine. This breaks down into two groups—15% who are defined as “high frequency wine drinkers”, that [...]
The Northern Grapes Project received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative. The project focuses on growing cold-hardy wine grape varieties and determining the best way to grow them.
A team of researches at the Australian Wine Research Institute have isolated Metschnikowia pulcherrima, a strain of yeast also known as AWRI 1149, that can reduce alcohol levels by up to 1.5%. However, during the experimental process, AWRI 1149 demonstrated a higher by-production level of ethyl acetate in Chardonnay samples and usually died before consuming [...]
The Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health Program approved a project to study the effects of Washington’s privatization in 2012. Recently released results of the research may serve as a cautionary tale to other states seeking to privatize. It suggested an increase in liquor thefts, totaling at least $250,000. [...]
According to a report by Technomic’s 2013 BarTAB Report, domestic table wines make up the majority of sales in U.S. bars and restaurants. They account for 69.4% of total wine in these premises, indicating a growing appreciation and pride in regional wines.