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Gov. McDonnell: Record Va. Wine Sales in 2011

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According to Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia wineries have set records for sales in fiscal 2011.
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According to Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia wineries have set records for sales in fiscal 2011.

Sales of wines crafted in the state of Virginia are at an all-time high, according to Governor Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell told the Associated Press that 462,112 cases of wine were sold in fiscal 2011. That's up 11.4 percent from the 414,785 cases sold in fiscal 2010.

The state collected almost $1.8 million in wine liter tax revenue, up from about $1.6 million in fiscal 2010.

McDonnell says the increases in sales and tax revenue show that more consumers domestically and internationally are choosing Virginia wines.

Virginia has nearly 200 wineries, the fifth largest number in the nation.

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