Top 25 USA supermarkets, Chinese wine in UK

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Top 25 USA supermarket, Chinese wine in UK

The Daily Meal (US) has published its list of top American supermarkets for 2017. The top 25 are listed below. Some are national while others only cover a part of the country.

1 Whole Foods Market 10 New Seasons Market 19 Stop & Shop
2 Trader Joe’s 11 ALDI 20 Hy-Vee
3 Walmart Supercenter 12 Giant Food 21 Giant Eagle
4 Stew Leonard’s 13 The Fresh Market 22 Winn-Dixie
5 Publix 14 Hannaford 23 Piggly Wiggly
6 Jungle Jim’s International Market 15 Wegmans 24 WinCo Foods
7 H-E-B 16 Balducci’s 25 Kroger
8 Berkeley Bowl 17 Market Basket
9 Sprouts Farmers Market 18 Safeway

Dragon flies in to UK

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has listed Changyu Noble Dragon Cab Gernisht (said to be carmenere) from the Yantai region in China. The reason is said to be the Chinese New Year. The retail price is a healthy £8 ($13.31). Is this a toe in the door? Will Chinese wine get a greater hold in the UK market? China has the quantity but we believe the quality is in the main not there.

Aussies overlooked

Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, 25 January:

“It’s the responsibility of wine journalists, too. I found so many well-made, well-priced bottles that I’m embarrassed at having overlooked Australia for so long. But as wine drinkers willing to gamble will find, there’s much to like about the wines from Oz.”

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