WINE SALES SPARKLE IN BEVERAGE CATEGORY

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Wine is the second fastest-growing beverage category behind bottled water, accounting for more than $3.6 billion in supermarket sales last year, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago.The top 10 supermarket chains account for 53% of these wine sales, with chardonnay as the varietal with the highest volume share, followed by white zinfandel, merlot and cabernet sauvignon.The

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Wine is the second fastest-growing beverage category behind bottled water, accounting for more than $3.6 billion in supermarket sales last year, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago.

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