California wine sales grew to a record 211.9 million cases last year, up 5.6% in volume from 2010, data shows; estimated retail value of those shipments rose 8% to US$19.9B

LOS ANGELES , March 22, 2012 () – According to industry consultant Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates, California wine sales grew to a record 211.9 million cases last year, up 5.6% in volume from 2010, MarketWatch reported March 22.

Data shows that the estimated retail value of those shipments rose 8% to US$19.9 billion.

According to the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau, 120,000 new wine labels were approved last year.

The primary source of this article is MarketWatch, New York, New York, on March 22, 2012.

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