U.S. survey uncorks our buying habits, attitudes

april 20,2011

The results of a new study about how much wine we’re drinking, who’s drinking it, what we’re drinking and how often might lift an eyebrow.
The Wine Market Council trade group surveyed 1,007 American adult wine drinkers in July. The findings, announced recently at winemarketcouncil.com, showed:
Baby boomers — not surprisingly — account for nearly one out of every four bottles of wine consumed in the United States.
The over-65 age group has the largest proportion of daily wine drinkers at 12 percent.
But it’s the Millennials (born in the mid-1970s to the early 2000s) and Gen-Xers (born from the 1960s to the early ’80s) that are driving growth. Daily wine drinking among Millennials is up 42 percent over five years ago, and 35 percent for Gen-Xers.
Screw caps? According to the findings, Millennials were significantly more apt than other generations to say they’d be “more likely” to buy their favorite wine if it was screw-capped, while baby boomers were more apt to be “less likely” to buy. Women are more open to screw caps than men.
Varietals? More respondents said they have been drinking Merlot, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir since 2006. Malbec has also grown in popularity. In the white category, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Grigio gained more attention. In addition, the survey showed past-three-month purchases increased for Italian, Chilean and Argentine wines.
How do these findings stack up in real life? Melinda Chang, a sommelier for the Wine Market Council and wine director at the Modern, the restaurant and bar in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, sees the survey reflected daily at her tables.
“I used to see Millennials ordering a cocktail first; now I see them reaching for the wine list. Boomers look for blue-chip wines, the classics, the Napa Cabernets, the Washington state Bordeaux-style blends,” Chang said this week.
“But Millennials and Gen-Xers want what’s the latest, hippest, coolest and most esoteric.” They’re open to Austrian Grüner Veltliner, little known Spanish varietals, Argentine Malbecs and Chilean reds, she said. “They are the generations so flooded with information all the time that they are more comfortable asking for help at the table. Tableside wine dialogues are better than ever.”
Locally, Ericia Bartels, wine buyer at Angelina Italian Bistro in downtown Detroit, sees the same trends, especially because theater, sports and concerts drive so much of their business.
“On opera night, the boomers want their classic Napa Cabs, Merlots and Chardonnays, and always use the word ‘dry.’ Younger people come in for Detroit Derby Girls and are open to Malbecs and Chilean reds,” she said. “And before I get back to the table with the wine, they’ve used their iPhone app to pull up the wine’s profile and find out how much it costs at the grocery store.”
Michigan Wine Month events
Sat., Sun.: Michigan Wine Celebration by Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., noon to 6 p.m. Sun. $25. Each winery along the trail will feature an appetizer or dessert by a local chef with featured wine. Call (517) 531-7777 or (517) 531-3080.
Sat., Sun.: Celebrate Michigan Beer, Wine & Food at Dusty’s Cellar, 1-4 p.m., $10. Advance purchase not required. Call (517) 349-5150. 1839 W. Grand River, Okemos.
Mon.: Michigan Wine Showcase at Radisson Hotel, Bloomfield Hills; 6-8:30 p.m. $45 in advance, $50 door. Reservations: (517) 241-4468 or (517) 241-3415.
Tues.: Pure Michigan Wine Tasting at Vinology. 7-10 p.m., $35 plus tax, gratuity. Reservations: (734) 222-9841; 110 S. Main, Ann Arbor.
April 15-16: Michigan International Wine Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. 5-10 p.m. April 15, 4-9 p.m. April 16. $50 door. For advance purchases, go to www.michiganwineexpo.com.

Source: http://detnews.com/article/20110407/OPINION03/104070307/U.S.-survey-uncorks-our-buying-habits–attitudes

Foodies and wine lovers travel north from Manila to wine and dine at Philippines’ best fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Clark Freeport worth the 60-minutes drive for a memorable evening of good food with vintage wine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar

This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food. This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Recent opinion survey of frequent travelers heading north towards Subic and Clark Pampanga revealed that the number one most frequently visited fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Clark Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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