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Hao Yanming, left, secretary general for the International Wine Exhibition, and Tie Zhang, center, president of the U.S.-China Business and Culture Association, taste wine from Mokelumne Glen Vineyards, poured by Mary Lou Koth on Tuesday at Grape Day at Hutchins Street Square. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
- Lodi wines do well in U.S., too
Lodi’s wineries are making waves all over the world, but they haven’t been neglecting the market at home. Several local wineries are making inroads on shelves all over the U.S.
“California’s the number one consumer, of course. But Lodi wines are in all 50 states, which is great,” said David Phillips, co-owner of Michael David Winery.
Michael David wines are favorites in Texas, Florida, New York and especially Colorado, he said. In fact, Colorado is a strong market for Lodi wine.
LangeTwins Winery has spent a lot of time developing markets in Texas, and Klinker Brick is sold all up and down the Midwest, said Pat Patrick, president and CEO of the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce.
Macchia has seen great success in the Los Angeles region and Southern California, he added.
“In just about every direction you can think of, Lodi wine is having success,” he said.
— News-Sentinel staff
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:42 pm
LOS ANGELES — U.S. exports of wine — the bulk of it from California — set a record in 2016 despite having to fight a strong dollar, subsidies and barriers in other countries and a tight water and labor supply at home, according to the Wine Institute.
The $1.62 billion in foreign trade revenue for 2016 bested the previous year’s record of $1.49 billion by a slim margin through steadily strong sales in the top market, the European Union, and sharp growth increases in China and Britain.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:42 pm.