From the Los Angeles Times:

California's international wine exports are booming and on pace to set a record in 2011.

According to the Wine Institute, a San Francisco trade group, the value of exports shipped in the first 10 months of the year already equal last year's record of $1.14 billion. This year's exports are 23% greater than their value at the same time last year, said Linsey Gallagher, the Wine Institute's director of international marketing.

The strong push in 2011 is part of a developing trend.

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