U.S. Wine Exports on the Rise

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. wine exports, 95% of which are from California, totaled $876 million and 404.5 million liters in 2006, an increase of 30% in value and 4% in volume compared to 2005, according to the Wine Institute International Department. In Europe, where the U.S. ships more than half of its sales abroad, exports surged 48% in value. Wine exports to Canada grew 29% by value. The growth is impressive,

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. wine exports, 95% of which are from California, totaled $876 million and 404.5 million liters in 2006, an increase of 30% in value and 4% in volume compared to 2005, according to the Wine Institute International Department.

In Europe, where the U.S. ships more than half of its sales abroad, exports surged 48% in value. Wine exports to Canada grew 29% by value.

“The growth is impressive, considering the trade barriers that California wineries face in

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