Strength of US Wine Market in 2015

The Wine Institute reports on July 8, 2016 here that California sold a record high of 276 million cases of wine in 2015 and reminds us that the US has been the world's largest wine market since 2010. Some other interesting facts: DTC shipping will now be legal in 44 states and the number of U.S. supermarkets now selling wine is about 30,000 (1,700 more stores than the year prior).  As for the State of California, California wine makes up 60% of the US wine market, and 90% of wine exports.  Here is a list of the top 5 consumers of US wine exports: EU ($622 million ), Canada ($461 million), Hong Kong ($97 million), Japan ($96 million) and China ($56 million).