U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Grow

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U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Grow | September 14, 2:29 pm   

"Overall wine consumption in the U.S. rose 0.9 percent in 2008 to 294.7 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Wine Handbook. Although the growth rate has slowed slightly, this marks the fifteenth consecutive year of case gains. Due to the current recessionary environment, consumers have become more frugal with their purchases, trading down toward value-priced wines in both the on-and off-premise. " Source: reuters.com

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