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U.S. Domestic Wines Up 6% at Retail in 2010

U.S. Domestic Wines Up 6% at Retail in 2010

Off-premise sales revenue reached $4.4 billion at major stores. Wine sales at major food and drug stores ended 2010 on the same positive trajectory it had been following all year. Domestic table wines grew 6% in dollar sales over 2009 for the four-week period ending Jan. 2, 2011, and the same 6% applied to the […]

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• Portugal's Douro valley: Port vineyard Quinta do Crasto takes on the brands

Portugal's Douro valley: Port vineyard Quinta do Crasto takes on the brands

Major changes are afoot in the tradition-encrusted world of port¬† –¬† a name that, unlike sherry, has been fiercely protected against all foreign imitations since 1756. Under recent legislation, local quintas, or vineyards, in the Douro have been allowed to compete with centuries-old British-created brands like Taylor’s and Croft’s. The region has also begun producing […]