American Wine in the 21st Century
- The American wine scene has exploded since 2000. Increased investment in winemaking, a growing cadre of world-class wine professionals and the growth of e-commerce and social media have helped make America the
world's most exciting wine market: 1) Sales: 2000 - $19.2 billion; 2012 - $34.6 billion; 2) Bonded wineries in the US: 2000 - 2.188; 2013 - 7.498; 3) Wine consumption in the US: 2000 - 568 million gal/yr; 2012 - 856 million gal/yr;
4) American viticultural areas: 2000 - 155; 2013 - 208; 5) Masters of wine: 2000 - 15; 2013 - 133; 6) Total sales at domestic commercial wine auctions: 2000 - $80 million; 2013 - $131.8 million.
- The online wine world. 12.5 percent of wine sales today are online, up 15 percent since 2011. Social media: 1) 75 percent of American wineries are on Twitter; 2) 94 percent of American wineries are on Facebook; 3) 450+ iPhone
apps allow consumers to learn about wine, and to share their selections on social networks.
- American wine by the numbers: 1) 1 - number of Hall of Fame pitchers making wine in Napa Valley (Tom Seaver); 2) 2 - number of wine bars at Chicago's O'Hare airport; 3) 3 - American wines served at Barack Obama's second
inauguration; 4) 4 - number of estate vineyards that comprise David and Diana Lett's Eyrie Vineyards considered the pioneers of Oregon winemaking; 5) 5 - number of years you can expect to spend on the waiting list for a California
cult Cabernet; 6) 8 - number of AVAs in Texas; 7) 6 - number of states where Starbucks sells wine in their stores; 8) Annual inches of rainfall in Washington State's Columbia Valley; 9) 9 - number of "preparations" used in
biodynamic winegrowing; 10) 10 - number of women in America who have achieved the title of Master Sommelier since 2000.
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