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Fine Wine

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It looks like the younger generation is developing a taste for fine wine.

According to new research from the Wine Market Council millennials drank 42% of all wine sold in the U.S. last year. That is higher than any other generation. The report found that the group, defined as people between the ages of 21 and 38 averaged two cases of wine per person. And with 79 million Americans landing in that age range, that's more than 150 million cases of wine.  read more »

Fake Wine

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Wine consumption is on the rise; but some bottles might leave you with a bad taste.

The New York Times reports that a series of recent scandals is turning the spotlight on the problem of fake wines. In December a federal jury found one man guilty of selling millions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit wine. One Atlanta wine collector is suing the London based Antique Wine Company for $25 million. He claims that 14 bottles he just bought from them were worthless. Unfortunately he had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cheap grape juice.

Experts say as wine has become more expensive; more people have taken interest in copying it. So they’re brewing up their own batch, bottling it and slapping a label on there from a high end vineyard or company.  read more »