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U.S. Drinks Up World’s Wine

Published on: May 23, 2014 under Blog Posts, News

american winePull a Cork and Raise the Flag
U.S. Now Leads the World in Wine Consumption
by Gregory D. McCluney

As predicted, the U.S. is now the largest wine market on earth. 2013 data, as recorded by Impact Databank, and reported by the Wine Spectator, pegged American consumption at 329 million cases. This surpassed France, Italy and China, all of which actually noted slight declines in 2013.

The takeover had been predicted by industry watchers; it was only a matter of when. U.S. wine consumption has been on steady rise. Wine passed beer a few years back and has been fueled by an increase in wine drinking by a younger generation. New products such as sweet wine, sparkling wine and inexpensive imports have helped. At the same time, the younger adults of most European countries have actually been drinking less wine than their parents. As the E.U. struggles with sluggish growth and high unemployment among younger adults, they are buying and consuming less wine. more »

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Parties at Atlanta Wine School

Published on: February 2, 2014 under Blog Posts, Events Blog, Food & Wine Pairings, Recipes

bdaybridalVino Venue makes parties easy, unique and (of course) FUN!  Our high-energy environment with feet-moving vibes, flickering candles, and diverse cuisine options–ideal for sharing–gives gals and guys lots of party options.

Drape a linen over our 1850’s barn-wood tables and voila you have a bar-top scene out of a romance novel.  Go bare top, sprinkle with tons of craft beer selections, decanted monster cabernets, and you have a setting cast in a winter hunting lodge–perfect for the guys.

Want to bring some lasting personality into your event?  Touch your guests with an impression that supersedes the typical “I got tipsy at Marlene’s birthday party?”  Let us ENTERTAIN your guests!  They can still imbibe killer wines and beers and consume mountain-loads of fresh, flavorful cuisine–but we’ll add in a few nuances to keep things interesting. more »

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