More wine being produced, but who’s drinking it
World wine production rose dramatically this past year, even while international consumption stagnated.
Spain, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa increased wine production and sales.
Overall output was up by 8.5 percent in comparison to 2012.
Three European nations – France, Spain and Italy – account for 47 percent of your wine manufactured in the planet.
And this past year Spain increased its output by 31 percent, overtaking France.
This past year Italy ended up nearly fifty million hectolitres, Spain 42.7 million and France 42 million. America was the fourth-largest manufacturer with 22 million hectolitres. 133 containers are produced by only one hectolitre.
Answering overproduction, the European Union it has offered grapes that produce better-quality wine and has previously limited vine planting.
The International Organisation of Wine and Vine, which released the output numbers, suggests use is recovering following the decrease following a 2008 financial crisis.