California Wine Still Recession-Proof, At Least the Cheap Stuff – SFist: San Francisco

Wine-O.jpg Americans drank 467 million gallons of California wine the past year, up 2% from the previous fiscal year, despite the deepening recession/depression gripping our great, drunk nation. Retail value of CA bottles was down from 2007, as were restaurant sales, reflecting budget concerns. But rest assured that inexpensive wine-swilling remains in the budgets of many Americans. Incidentally, sales of CA wines to foreign countries are up 8%.

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