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London - The UK market: wine become increasingly important

by MiBD wine analytics November 07, 2019

Food-led occasions at which to serve alcohol have become increasingly important to the on-trade sector.

Casual dining venues are now 60 percent of the market versus 40 percent back in 2002. The British on-premise sector is dominated by French and Italian wine followed by Australia, USA, Chile, and Spain. White is an even more dominant choice in on-premise channel than in retail, with 53 percent share in the year to October 2015, 37 percent sold is red wine and 10 percent rosé.

Top Red Varietals: Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir.

Top White Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon.*

London: leading red wine appellations at £30-50, by presence

Top 1 Rioja
Top 2 Mendoza
Top 3 Cotes du Rhone
Top 4 Chianti Classico
Top 5 Stellenbosch

Top 6 Ribera del Duero
Top 7 Porto
Top 8 Sicilia
Top 9 Douro
Top 10 Puglia

Top 11 Toscana
Top 12 Bordeaux
Top 13 California
Top 14 Marlborough
Top 15 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Top 16 Veneto
Top 17 Dolcetto d'Alba
Top 18 McLaren Vale
Top 19 Barbera d'Alba
Top 20 Fleurie


London: leading red wine brands at £30-50, by presence

Top 1 Ramon Bilbao
Top 2 Familia Zuccardi
Top 3 Antinori
Top 4 M. Chapoutier
Top 5 Masi

Top 6 Quinta do Crasto
Top 7 Allegrini
Top 8 Bodegas Valdemar
Top 9 Graham's
Top 10 D'Arenberg

Top 11 Norton
Top 12 Pulenta Estate
Top 13 Trapiche
Top 14 Boutinot
Top 15 Mas de Daumas Gassac

Top 16 Mocavero
Top 17 Antonio Camillo
Top 18 Bodega el Esteco
Top 19 Bodega Luigi Bosca
Top 20 Bodegas Corral

Source: wine analytics by MiBD Market. Store-check 350 restaurants / 66,683 wines in 2019. Top listed wines 75cl at GBP30-49.99, by presence

*Wine & Spirits Trade Association / Nielsen