October wine sales are up 7 percent from September. Sales for October were also up 4 percent from the same period last year in The Nielsen Company-tracked data. This is the second month of increase in a row; and since August, sales have risen 8 percent.
As shown in the chart, the upcoming two months are a crucial period as wine sales traditionally greatly increase during the holiday season.
Retail sales data for November will be available around December 1.