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USA Houston, the seven biggest wine-consuming states

David BECK AI & Blockchain / Lecturer & Research

The United States is the world’s largest wine market.

While the US market might be the most attractive, it is also a difficult and challenging market. This is due to a number of factors including the declining number of wine consumers, large amount of competition in alcoholic beverages and its very complex and highly regulated distribution system.

The seven biggest wine-consuming states are California, Florida, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois and Massachusetts. They account for over half of all US wine consumption. 

Equidistant from the East and West coasts, Texas has always marched to its own drum.

Houston, TX: leading red wine appellations at $25-50, by presence

Top 1 Mendoza
Top 2 California
Top 3 Napa Valley
Top 4 Paso Robles
Top 5 Sonoma County

Top 6 Columbia Valley
Top 7 Toscana
Top 8 Rioja
Top 9 Chianti Classico
Top 10 Central Coast Area

Top 11 Cotes du Rhone
Top 12 Alexander Valley
Top 13 Lodi
Top 14 Monterey County
Top 15 Willamette Valley

Top 16 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Top 17 Chianti
Top 18 North Coast
Top 19 Oregon
Top 20 Santa Barbara County

Houston, TX: leading red wine brands at $25-50, by presence

Top 1 Alexander Valley Vineyards
Top 2 Meiomi
Top 3 Bodega Catena Zapata
Top 4 Robert Mondavi Winery
Top 5 Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Top 6 J Lohr Vineyards
Top 7 Allegrini
Top 8 Estancia
Top 9 Rodney Strong Vineyards
Top 10 Terrazas de los Andes

Top 11 Tinto Negro
Top 12 19 Crimes
Top 13 Charles Smith
Top 14 Etude
Top 15 Planeta

Top 16 Skyfall
Top 17 Freakshow
Top 18 Penfolds
Top 19 Columbia Crest Winery
Top 20 Edna Valley Vineyards

Price check 150 restaurants / 30,509 wines in 2019. Top listed wines 75cl at USD25-49.99, by presence