From wine lake to wine desert? Will we have a wine penury? World wine production and consumption.

The world’s wine acreage is shrinking. Now we have only 7.5 million hectares of vineyards, with three ”old” wine countries in the top.

Wine production, too, is shrinking, especially in 2012 when production decreased with 16 million hectolitres to 248 Mhl. And for production too it is a “old classic” that tops the league. (Do you know which country is the world’s top wine producer?)

However, half of the countries on the top-ten list are New World countries!

The wine consumption is not shrinking but rather going up. Almost stable in 2011. So the risk is that there will be too little wine supply compared to wine demand in the future…

Read more about world wine statistics on BKWine Magazine: Fascinating wine statistics: vineyards, wine production and wine consumption.

A lone tree an a dry field a hot day

A lone tree an a dry field a hot day, copyright BKWine Photography

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