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Did you know…

December 20, 2011 11:21 am - Posted by Jody in Drink, Learn

According to the California Wine Institute, 14 million people visit the California Wine Region a year!

Some additional California wine facts:

  • There are 107 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in California (of the 188 AVAs in the US)
  • There are over 60,000 registered California wine labels
  • 90% of US wine exports are from California
  • 42% of this exported wine is shipped to the European Union
  • In 2010, the U.S. surpassed France as the world’s largest wine-consuming nation. ¬†Total consumption increased by 2% from the previous year, to nearly 330 cases of wine!