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The Most Avid U.S. Wine Cities
Wine is the drink of choice in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, a new survey shows. Beer continues to be the no. 1 beverage in most of the nations major cities, no doubt buoyed by the craft beer movement. However, wine is king in the Big Apple and on the West coast, according to a Harris poll of more than 2,000 adults living in Americas 10 most populous cities…

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D.C. Watch: Farm bill discussions resume next week
The House and Senate conference committee that will work on the farm bill will convene on Wednesday. Both sides are making optimistic statements about the possibility of a compromise plan but many observers are skeptical…

Minnesota wine industry continues to grow
Its a distinctive addition to Minnesota commerce, one that contributed $59 million to the states economy in 2011 alone. The amount of grapes Minnesota grows is increasing, especially since 2006s introduction of the Marquette red variety to the landscape.  But the states wine industry is no longer a novelty…

Groundbreaking For FLCC Viticulture Center
A lot of people in Geneva celebrated a new school that will boost he wine industry in the Finger Lakes region. They broke ground on the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture Center. A state grant of more than $3 million is helping pay for construction…

Global wine production decreases, says Morgan Stanley

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