AKORT: most Russians prefer semi-dry or dry wines, the most popular are red wines Russians' preferences in wine. According to him, the majority of consumers prefer semi-dry or dry wines, red ones are especially popular, RIA Novosti reports.
“On average, 40 percent of buyers prefer semi-dry wines, 35 percent prefer dry ones. At the same time, it is precisely the sweetness that remains one of the key criteria when choosing a wine in a store. Over the past two years, the consumption of sweet wines has decreased by an average of 12 percent, “the expert noted.
According to Karavaev, the demand for white wines has begun to grow. Two years ago, the ratio of consumption of red and white wines was 70 to 30 percent, today 65 percent prefer red wine, 35 – white and 5 percent sparkling wine.
The chairman of the AKORT Presidium predicted growth in the Russian segment of wine producers. He explained that the majority of Russians choose domestic products, in the category of still wines, Russian ones account for more than 60 percent of sales. The demand for premium categories is growing, consumers are striving not only to consume wine as a light drink, but to understand it.
Earlier, Dmitry Merezhko, a teacher at the Enotria Wine School and creative director of Simple Wine News magazine, told Russians how to choose the right the best champagne for the New Year. Up to 3000 rubles you can buy the best Russian champagne, the expert is sure.