U.S. is falling in love with pricey New Zealand wine
17 April 2017 | 8:15 am
The U.S. became New Zealand’s largest wine market in 2015, and data from Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates show the value of wine shipped to the U.S. passed Australia’s last year.
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