Ever wonder how your favorite wine choices fit in with the general population.
According to the Wine Institute, in retail sales, the most
popular wine types were Chardonnay (20% share), Cabernet Sauvignon
(13%), Merlot (9%), Red Blends/Sweet Reds (9%) and Pinot Grigio (9%),
followed by Moscato (6%), White Zinfandel (5%), Pinot Noir (4%), and
Sauvignon Blanc (4%). Moscato, Malbec and Red blends experienced double
digit growth, while after that, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir exhibited
the next strongest upward trends.
No need to worry about a shortage of your favorite California wine. The state enjoyed back to back record wine grape harvests in 2012 and 2013.