Wine Market Council has been tracking wine consumer attitudes and behaviors for more than two decades, providing its members with quantitative and qualitative research of value in planning and conducting their ongoing business initiatives.
Wine Market Council’s research committee drives the focus of the council’s research program, each year choosing to conduct studies on timely wine trade and consumer issues. The resulting wide spectrum of data and reporting is proprietary to Wine Market Council members.
Wine Market Council Research Committee
Nicole Bierig, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Danny Brager, Nielsen
Karen Daenen, Jackson Family Wines
Patrick Kozell, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Hugh Tietjen, Wine Communications Group
Debby Wang, Breakthru Beverage Group
Kevin Webster, Constellation Brands
Damien Wilson, Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University
In addition, Wine Market Council formed a partnership with the Wine Business Institute, a research and education institute of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University in 2016. This relationship adds an academic perspective to Wine Market Council’s research and industry insights. Through this partnership, Wine Market Council research committee member and the Wine Business Institute’s Hamel Family Faculty Chair in Wine Business, Damien Wilson, advises Wine Market Council on methodology, research topics, as well as contributes knowledge of other industry data sources.
Annual High Frequency Wine Consumer Survey (Special Topic: Premiumization)
Annual attitudes and behavior survey among wine drinkers who consume wine more often than once a week, including a series of questions on the topic of premiumization.
Occasional Wine Drinker Survey
An exploration of why some wine drinkers are drinking less wine, and what they are drinking instead.
The Changing World of Retail Wine Shopping Survey
An investigation into how consumers are navigating an increasingly fragmented market, and their interest in the many new ways to buy wine at retail. Topics explored to include promotional effectiveness, consumer awareness and acceptance of private and exclusive labels, and how retailers are effectively reaching consumers off-premise.