Russ Winton: Wine List

Wine Line: Something to celebrate

Here it is, the day before Thanksgiving and I remember that this column turned 8 in September. The Navigator and I usually pop open a bubbly to celebrate, but not this year. I guess we’re just too busy in retirement. After I finish this column and put in my final “Cheers!” a bottle of Domaine Chandon awaits.

Russ Winton: Wine List

Wine Line: Consumers love red blends

In 1993, Americans drank 1.74 gallons of wine per capita, according to the Wine Institute. In 2013 that figure had risen to 2.82 gallons. That made the U.S. the largest wine-consuming nation in the world with 329 million cases sold in 2013. Last year marked the 22nd consecutive year of growth for all wine sales in the U.S.

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