World’s Largest Wine Producer
For the last number of years, it’s been a battle between Italy and France as to who produces the most wine on the planet. Sometimes Italy, sometimes France! Last year France reigned supreme, but this year Italy has regained the lead edging out France as top dog. Italy was up 10% from 2014 while France increased only 1 %. There are so many wines produced in Italy that some aren’t even definitively documented and many do not leave the area of production. They simply get consumed right where they are made. Spain took third spot while the U.S. Argentina and Chile followed. Australia, South Africa and New Zealand were next. Overall, global wine production was up 2% from last year and the year isn’t even over yet.