The Grapevine

Retail Wine Industry News – Hot Wine Prospects

September 23rd, 2013

Impact’s Hot Prospects list is heavy on California wines and imported sparklers. [level-members]

From Shanken News Daily, we hear that Impact’s Hot Prospect list expects strong growth from California wines and imported sparkling wines priced below $15.

California has near-total domination over the domestic list, taking 23 of 25 spots.

Italy tops the import list, with 11 of 24 spots. Three more countries garnered 3 spots a piece: Argentina, New Zealand and Spain.

Wines must sell between 50,000 and 250,000 cases to qualify.

A few of the domestics:

  • Bandit, from Trinchero
  • Bridlewood
  • Decoy, from Duckhorn
  • The Dreaming Tree
  • Josh Cellars
  • Middle Sister
  • Seven Daughters
  • Skinnygirl

And a few of the imports:

  • M. Chapoutier
  • Opera Prima
  • Riondo
  • Risata
  • Roscato
  • Santa Julia
  • Starborough
  • Zonin