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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Restaurant Wine's Top 25 Brands in America

Time for a reality check when it comes to wine in restaurants. Several recent restaurant visits made me feel like a $60 bottle was the least expensive bottle available in America. The reality is much different.

According to Restaurant Wine, a newsletter by Ronn Wiegand that tracks on-premise wine trends, the top 25 brands of wine in American restaurants in 2006 based on volume are:

1. Beringer Vineyards
2. Franzia Winetaps
3. Sutter Home
4. Copperidge
5. Inglenook
6. Kendall-Jackson
7. Yellow Tail
8. Burlwood
9. Woodbridge
11.William Wycliff
12.Foxhorn Vineyards
13.Glen Ellen
14.Corbett Canyon
16.La Terre
17.Sycamore Lane
18.Paul Masson
19.Martini & Rossi Vermouth
20.Salmon Creek
21.Stone Cellars
22.Ecco Domani
24.Robert Mondavi Private Selection
25.Chateau Ste. Michelle

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