You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Restaurant Sciences survey: Consumers say ‘hang the expense’ when it comes to enjoying restaurant wine by the glass

Many wine buffs take a spare-no-expense attitude when it comes to ordering a glass of Chardonnay at a restaurant, suggests a new survey from Restaurant Sciences.

When out on the town, consumers who order wine by the glass tend to “select by palate rather than price,” said Restaurant Sciences, a Newton company that collects and analyzes data about food and beverage consumption in restaurants, bars, and food-service establishments. In compiling its wine-by-the-glass survey, the firm said it analyzed 10 million wine purchases.

Continue reading below

The most popular wine-by-the-glass choices in restaurants were Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. And the best values were Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel, the firm said.

In a statement, Restaurant Sciences president Chuck Ellis said that consumers “were not concerned by prices per glass as three out of the four most popular wines were more expensive across the dining categories.”

For folks on a budget, here some advice: It’s grand to enjoy wine in the privacy of one’s home, but when in the night-clubbing souse mode, stick to the Budweiser hydration program. It can be gentler on the wallet, if not on the mind.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.