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August 2017 Data  -  Released on September 15, 2017
 
Double-digit Sales Growth Supports Winemaking Jobs
Double-digit growth in U.S. wine sales, direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments and hiring for winemaking positions made for a strong August. BW166 reported 14% growth in U.S. wine sales in August 2017 versus August 2016, while DtC shipments increased 16% in the period. Off-premise sales in August 2017 rose 2% to $630 million. Cabernet Sauvignon, this month's focus, remained the top varietal in both off-premise and DtC channels. The growth supported a 17% increase in hiring for winemaking positions.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
August 2017 $3,072 mil
14%
$41,027 mil
5%
August 2016 $2,704 mil $38,969 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
August 2017 $630 mil
2%
$8,742 mil
3%
August 2016 $620 mil $8,464 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
August 2017 $130 mil
16%
$2,546 mil
17%
August 2016 $112 mil $2,167 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
August 2017 277
-1%
294
4%
August 2016 279 284
     
 
Data sources: bw166.com, IRI, ShipCompliant, winejobs.com
 
 
 
 
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