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French Riviera - White wines are popular during the aperitif in France

by MiBD wine analytics April 08, 2020

White wines are popular during the aperitif

The French don't consume exactly the same way at home and when they are out and about. Still red wines, for example, also dominate out-of-home purchases (40% of total wines by volume), but they are trailed by rosés (35% by volume) and white wines (23%), which outperform outside.

White wines, on the other hand, are widely purchased in restaurants. They are popular during the aperitif: this occasion of consumption represents 32% of purchases for whites against 9% for rosés and 5% for reds.*

    We collected wine lists of 200 restaurants in the French Riviera: leading white wines

    1. Cotes de Provence
    2. Sancerre
    3. Chablis
    4. Pouilly-Fume
    5. Meursault

    6. Chablis premier cru
    7. Bandol
    8. Cassis
    9. Condrieu
    10. Coteaux Varois en Provence

    11. Pouilly-Fuisse
    12. Bellet
    13. Puligny-Montrachet
    14. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    15. Sauternes

    1. Chateau Minuty
    2. Chateau Rasque
    3. Domaines Ott
    4. Domaines des Comtes Lafon
    5. Chateau d'Yquem

    6. Chateau Sainte-Roseline
    7. Baron de Ladoucette
    8. Chateau Sainte-Marguerite
    9. Pascal Jolivet
    10. Domaine Durand

    11. Domaine Leflaive
    12. Clos Saint-Joseph
    13. Chateau Roubine
    14. Domaine Saint-Andre de Figuiere
    15. Didier Dagueneau

    Excerpt from Ranking report. To learn more click here

    Source: MiBD Market. Store check program 2015 in 200 restaurants / 16,768 offers. Top listed wines 750ml.

    *Kantar Worldpanel