My family has a lot of holiday get-togethers coming up in the next few weeks. When we visit someone we usually bring an adult beverage to be consumed at the party.
As can be expected, with the holiday season upon us, sales of these beverages always soar.
For instance, according to The Nielsen Company, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the biggest holidays for wine sales in the United States, accounting for 69% more dollar sales than the average two-week period in 2016, ringing up more than $1 billion in sales in the two-week period alone.
To be specific, sparkling wine sees a jump in sales between Christmas and New Year’s, with sales climbing 272% during the two-week period, according to Nielsen. But table wine sales also jumped 47% during the two weeks between Christmas and New Year’s Eve last year, with red table wine outpacing white table wine.
Remember to record your wine or beer or any other type of alcoholic beverage! If you’re picking up a bottle of wine or spirits on your way to a party, jot down the UPC barcode number on the receipt so that you can scan the purchase when you get home.
Have a safe and healthy holiday season!