America's gain is South Africa's loss
The latest AC Nielsen market research figures show that the US is catching up France as second most important exporter of wine to the UK after Australia. Moving annual totals to early October showed a 16.3% share of the market recorded by AC Nielsen (made up primarily of the supermarkets and chains) while France’s share slipped to 17.5%. All of this is own-label and branded wine of course, the likes of Gallo and Blossom Hill; it takes some sleuthing and a deep pocket to find individual, hand-crafted American wine in the UK - although The Winery of London W9 and W1 has just introduced some heavy hitting over 15 per centers to...
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