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It was a good year for American wines, as the Los Angeles Times reports that California wineries alone distributed about $15 billion worth of wine throughout the US, or about 428 million gallons – three percent more than in 2003.

The report, which quoted ACNielsen statistics, said that red wine was more popular than white wine for the first time in years, with red wines owning a 40.5 percent market share compared to white wine’s 40.4 percent. Blush wines had a 19 percent share of the domestic wine market.

This represents an enormous shift. Less than 15 years ago, red wines had just a 17 percent market share, compared to a 49 percent share for white wines.
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