The warm days of summer tend to motivate consumers to reach for light, refreshing beverages — whether it be non-alcohol or alcohol. The readers of Beverage Industry also found favor for this beverage profile in the Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month poll for July.
Sales for Moscato wine in the United States rose more than 25 percent in 2012, notes Modesto, Calif.-based Gallo Family Vineyards, citing Chicago-based Information Resources Inc.’s total 2011 year-end January 2013 sales for total food and drug store retailers. The wine varietal has boosted overall wine sales and brought new consumers into the category, it says. To celebrate the excitement around this wine varietal, Gallo Family Vineyards will throw a national Twitter party in honor of National Moscato Day on May 9.