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Good News For California Vintners

Americans bought more wine last year, good news for California vintners who shipped an estimated $15 billion worth of wine to the domestic market last year.

Meanwhile, 2004 turned out to a very good year for reds. They edged

out white wines by volume for the first time in at least 20 years. Overall, California wineries shipped 428 million gallons of wine to U-S markets in 2004, a three percent increase from 2003.