France, White wine is popular during aperitif

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White wines are popular during 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

*Kantar Worldpanel