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USA Miami, Hotels Happily Jump into the Wine Business

David BECK AI & Blockchain / Lecturer & Research

Hotels and restaurants make more money on beverages than on food

While overall wine sales have slowed in recent years, at least in the United States, oenophiles have started to consume more — and demand — better quality wines. Hotels and resorts are increasingly ordering private-label bottles and ramping up wine-centric experiences.

With so many lodging choices, wine programs offer hotels another way to stand out. With margins being so tight, hotels and restaurants make more money on beverages than on food. Wine tourism has always been pretty big in Europe, but it’s more of that growth in the United States.*

We collected wine lists of 150 Miami restaurants

We have analyzed white wines in hotel restaurants.

Miami: leading white wine appellations in hotel restaurants

1. Marlborough
2. Napa Valley
3. Russian River Valley
4. Sancerre
5. Rias Baixas

6. Chablis
7. Pouilly Fuissé
8. Sonoma Coast
9. Alto Adige
10. Alsace Gewurztraminer

11. Chablis premier cru
12. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
13. Columbia Valley, WA
14. Meursault
15. Meursault premier cru

Miami: leading white wine brands in hotel restaurants

1. Cakebread Cellars
2. Kistler
3. Didier Dagueneau
4. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
5. Far Niente

6. Merry Edwards
7. Newton Vineyard
8. Trimbach
9. Bodega Garzon
10. Castello della Sala

11. Chateau Ste. Michelle
12. Cloudy Bay
13. Etienne Sauzet
14. Francois Carillon
15. Kim Crawford

Price check program 2019 in 150 restaurants / 19,228 wines. Top listed wines 750ml.

*Cheryl Stanley – The New York Times