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No More Grapevines for the Santa Monica Mountains

The California wine industry traces its beginnings not to Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley, but rather to Southern California. Long before the North Coast region emerged as a worldwide wine leader, wineries dotted the landscape in Los Angeles and the

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No. 1 in Wine Consumption… But for How Long?

Simply by virtue of its sheer size and massive population, the United States leads the world in consumption of a lot of things. But through the years, France has led the U.S. — and all other nations — in wine

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Yet Another Wente Will Chair Wine Institute

As is the case with most industries, the wine industry has a trade organization that provides an array of services to its members — in this case, wineries. Such groups are important not only to the businesses they serve, but

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Everywhere (Almost) You Look in California: Grapevines!

Grapevines are growing over more and more of California, as farmers add to their grape acreage. That’s the word from the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA, which recently issued its California grapevine report for 2013.

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