Vol. 10 No. 4 (2021)
Full Research Articles

The distributors’ view on US wine consumer preferences. A discrete choice experiment

Lina Lourenço-Gomes
Department of Economics, Sociology and Management (DESG), Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real
Tânia Gonçalves
Department of Economics, Sociology and Management (DESG), Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real
João Rebelo
Department of Economics, Sociology and Management (DESG), Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real
Published March 31, 2022
Keywords
  • consumer choice,
  • stated choice method,
  • distributors’ perspective,
  • wine choice
How to Cite
Lourenço-Gomes, L., Gonçalves, T., & Rebelo, J. (2022). The distributors’ view on US wine consumer preferences. A discrete choice experiment. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 10(4), 325-333. https://doi.org/10.36253/bae-10801

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Abstract

This study explored the view that distributors have towards the most valued wine attributes by consumers in the US market, applying the discrete choice experiments technique. Furthermore, to explore the extent to which the distributors’ perspective may reflect consumers’ preferences, the results are analyzed considering previous evidence with consumers in the same market. The results from a scaled multinomial logit, mixed logit and generalized logit models reveal similarities with consumer studies’ findings, especially for the influence of medals/awards, the origin of the wine, grape variety, and price, and it also identifies possible trends in the market. This evidence suggests that data collected using the knowledge and experience of wine distributors generates valuable information through a smaller sample at a lower cost than through applying consumer surveys, which is relevant in large markets with a higher number of consumers.

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