Merchants: US

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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As American wine enthusiasts proliferate, so do wine retailers in the US, even though they have to deal with the constraints of the three-tier system and, in many states, compete with large supermarkets groups. Unlike their British counterparts, the best routinely sell mature fine wine by the single bottle rather than by the case.

See also wine trade.