Wine Exports

The United States may not be the first place thought of in other countries when looking for good wine, but exports are at record levels.

FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony reports:

More American wine is being uncorked...

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...around the world.  The Wine Institute reports exports rose for a third straight year in 2012 - a record $1.43 billion worth.  The U.S. ranks fourth in production behind France, Italy and Spain.  Our number one customer:

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Europe, but there was a big spike in sales in China and South Korea.  And while wine is produced in all 50 states, it's no surprise Wine Country leads the way - 90% of the U.S. exports came from California.

Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.