2013 restaurant wine price forecast: Stability

2013 restaurant wine price forecast: Stability

U.S. wine producers want to boost per-bottle prices this year. Not going to happen, their banker says. • See more drink trends

A good-news, bad-news forecast for the domestic wine industry from wine lending giant Silicon Valley Bank contains mainly good news for restaurants. Flat prices, good quality and a flood of bulk wine imports should enable operators to hold wine prices steady across most price points in 2013, keeping restaurant wine program profits intact.

That’s the gist of the Silicon Valley Bank’s annual State of the Wine Industry report, as viewed from the restaurant operator’s perspective

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