Florida Carbonated Fruit Wines and Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Climb

Florida Carbonated Fruit Wines and Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Climb

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**When it comes to Florida-grown fruit wines, consumers prefer fizzy over flat.

That’s the finding of a recent University of Florida study using blueberry and muscadine wines.

Assistant professor, Andrew MacIntosh tells www.morningagclips.com, the study confirmed that tasters’ preference was most closely associated with whether or not the wine was carbonated.

Carbonated wine is the fastest growing segment of the wine market and popular with younger consumers.


**Americans can expect to spend more at the grocery store this year on turkeys, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies.

According to a recent survey done by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Thanksgiving dinner costs are up 14%.

The survey indicated that this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 will cost $53.51 or less than $6 per person, an increase of $6.41 from last year’s average of $49.60.

**U.S. red meat has seen remarkable success in South Korea of late, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

USMEF’s Korea Director, Jihae Yang says U.S. red meat's tremendous growth in Korea will reach $2 billion in U.S. beef exports for the first time this year.

High-value chilled exports are achieving explosive growth in Korea, with value up 50% year-over-year and chilled pork volume nearly tripling.

Yang says booming retail demand comes as consumers seek more high-quality protein options to prepare at home.

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