What Makes a Wine a "Best Seller"?

Ever wonder what constitutes a best selling wine? Surprisingly not all of the best selling wines are all highly rated.  believe many factors come into play when determining a best selling wine. The economy sometimes has an effect on wine sales where people who were able to spend a few more dollars before may not have the money available now and so they choose a less expensive bottle.

Sometimes the area of the stores location plays a part on what sells better than others. For an example many people who live in the New York area may travel or have their best selling wine shipped from New Jersey or they may travel to a store that sells wine at wholesale prices. I have been working in the industry for over six years and noticed that sometimes there are trends in the wines people purchase.

Cavit Pinot Grigio is one of our best sellers because they have a great marketing team that advertises well. Commercials and advertisement combined with reasonable pricing can make any item a best seller. Some of the customers who come in our store enjoy our low prices and often wonder if we are selling wholesale.

Some of the items that are best sellers include: J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon, Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Margharita Pinot Grigio, Cavit Pinot Grigio, and Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. Some of the best selling reds are: BV Tapestry, Ruffino Chianti, Marques de Caceres Rioja, and Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon.

Once in a while an article will come out with a particular wine and it might become a best seller for a short amount of time. There are so many variables involved in determining best selling wines but check out a few that I listed and see for yourself.

Another way to find out what is a best seller is to do some research and read some of the many publications out there that rate wine. Wine Spectator sometimes have great articles on wine, producers, wineries, vineyards and even rate the vintages which are quite helpful.

For instance 2007 was a great year for wine in California and so that any wine from the Napa, or Sonoma Valley that has a 2007 vintage, has a great possibility of being a great wine.

You can also keep reading our blog posts, and while you are here check out some of the suggestions listed above as well as prices. This is William Winehart as always wishing you good food, good friends and good wine.