University of California, Davis
The wine industry in the United States and Canada is new by Old World standards but old by New World standards. This document provides a very brief outline of the history of wine production and consumption in the United States up through roughly 1990. It then focuses on the demand side to consider recent data on wine markets, including information on demand by quality, and the domestic and import sources of wine consumed in the United States and Canada. It also reviews recent data on grape and wine production in the United States and Canada with specific attention to grape acreage.