Pinot gaining on cabernet as top red wine

Pinot gaining on cabernet as top red wine

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If you want to ramp up your wine by the glass sales, you might want to beef up your stock of pinot noir. The popularity of pinot noir in by-the-glass wine sales catapulted it past merlot among red varieties, according to results from an annual survey by Restaurant Sciences.

Cabernet sauvignon dominates red wine sales, with 31.6 percent of the market, but pinot overtook merlot with 19.9 versus 15.3 percent shares, respectively, for the first three quarters of 2013.

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