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Determinants of Sicilian Wine Consumption: Evidence from a Binary Response Model

Francesco Caracciolo1, Giuseppe Di Vita2, Maurizio Lanfranchi3 and Mario D’Amico2
  • 1 Department of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • 2 Department of Agri-Food and Environmental Systems Management (DiGeSA), University of Catania, Italy
  • 3 Department of Economics, Business, Environment and Quantitative Methods (SEAM), University of Messina, Italy


The growing importance of Sicilian wines in the Italian market provides the context in which this paper is set. This study presents the results of a recent survey on Sicilian wine consumption in Italy. By means of a binary response model, this paper evaluates the main determinants (demographic profile, preference and attitudes) that influence Italian consumers' preferences for Sicilian wines. The estimates, based on the stated preference of 953 Italian wine consumers, emphasize that income and habits to purchase at wine shops and the habit to drink between meals significantly influence the willingness to consume Sicilian wines. Furthermore the sample propensity to consume the Sicilian wine increases for white wines and when the consumption takes placed in public spaces.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 11, 2015, 794-801


Submitted On: 30 June 2015 Published On: 5 November 2015

How to Cite: Caracciolo, F., Vita, G. D., Lanfranchi, M. & D’Amico, M. (2015). Determinants of Sicilian Wine Consumption: Evidence from a Binary Response Model. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(11), 794-801.

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  • Regional Wine
  • Stated Preference
  • Willingness to Consume