These were America’s favorite wines during lockdown

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Wine consumption in the U.S. increased during the first six months of Covid. Generation Y were the generation most likely to have increased their wine drinking across all wine types in the six months following lockdown in the United States in 2020. In particular, 51.6 percent of Gen Y survey respondents stated they had increased their consumption of dessert wines.

Here is the growth in wine consumption in the United States in six months following lockdown in 2020, by generation and type of wine.

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Red wine

  • Gen Z: 15.30% increase in consumption
  • Gen Y: 38.70%
  • Gen X: 34%
  • Baby Boomers: 10%
  • Matures: 2%

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White wine

  • Gen Z: 16.80% increase in consumption
  • Gen Y: 42%
  • Gen X: 26.70%
  • Baby Boomers: 13.70%
  • Matures: 0.80%

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  • Gen Z: 16.50% increase in consumption
  • Gen Y: 48.20%
  • Gen X: 28.20%
  • Baby Boomers: 7.10%
  • Matures: 0%

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Sparkling wine

  • Gen Z: 17.90% increase in consumption
  • Gen Y: 48.70%
  • Gen X: 23.10%
  • Baby Boomers: 10.30%
  • Matures: 0%

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Dessert wine

  • Gen Z: 16.10% increase in consumption
  • Gen Y: 51.60%
  • Gen X: 27.40%
  • Baby Boomers: 3.20%
  • Matures: 1.60%

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Statista used data from the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute’s report called “The effect of COVID-19 on U.S. wine consumption: Six months after original lockdown.” The report was published in May 2021. You can find more information here.

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