UK: US wine sales leapfrog Italy in 2003
US wine has overtaken Italian wine in poularity among UK consumers. Figures released by analyst ACNielsen show that sales of wine from the US leapt by 20% to £441m last year, while Italian varieties rose by only 1% to £344m.
It is the first time that wine sales from the US have overtaken Italy's wines.
Australian wine remained the most popular in the UK, however, with sales rising by 9% in 2003, to £834m. France lies in escond place.
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