In February, the Wine Institute, a trade organization that represents California wine producers, announced that exports of American wine rose 8.6 percent last year, to $951 million. Though the organization said that the weak dollar has made California wines more attractive to foreign consumers, the volume of wine sent overseas, now 5 percent of the world's total wine exports, has been increasing significantly from year to year.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 9, 2008.
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