Number of US wineries reaches all-time high

Wines & Vines Sept 15 article notes that "the number of U.S. wineries has just passed 8,000 for the first time" with Oregon having the largest percentage increase in wineries during the past year. The report shows other interesting trends, including a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer shipments from U.S. wineries since last year, increased winery hiring and the growth of flash sales.