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State of the World wine production and grape growing 2014: France back on top for wine

The 2014 statistics on global wine production, wine consumption, vineyard surface area, world grape production, and world trade in wine France will be the world’s biggest wine producer in 2014. World vineyard surface is decreasing but grape production is going up. Europe’s production is in decline. World wine consumption is shifting from “old” countries to […]

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Grape growing and wine-grape varieties world-wide

If you are interested in wine, grapes and statistics, then you are in for a treat. The University of Adelaide has published a book by Kym Andersson and Nanda R Aryal called Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture. You can buy this massive tome of 690 pages for $77 from the […]

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Evolution of global grape production 2000-2012

The second article in the series on global vineyard, grape growing, wine production, wine consumption, and wine trade statistics: “Global grape production: short term drop, long term rise, big shift away from Europe, productivity increasing: Global grape production has seen a slight drop in 2012 from 2011 but has since 2000 seen a slight increase. […]

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Evolution of global grape growing (vineyard) surface area

The first article in the series on global vineyard, grape growing, wine production, wine consumption, and wine trade statistics: “World statistics on acreage use for growing vines and producing grapes: The OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) produces some of the most fascinating and telling statistics there is about wine. They have just released […]

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Unripe grapes. Suffering from coulure, poor fruit setting

Cool flowering causes coulure in the vineyards

After a hard winter the wine growers had hoped for a nice spring and early summer. But instead, diseases have spread in the vineyards.  La Vigne informs about cool and rainy weather during flowering, which has caused the disease coulure in several places, for instance in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy, Alsace and Bordeaux. Coulure […]

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Australian wine shortage

Not long ago Australia had a huge wine lake, unsold wine stock and falling prices. Now there is a worry that there will soon be a serious shortage of Australian grapes and wines due to sever draught and irrigation restrictions due to water shortages. How tables turn. ABC.net.au – upi.com

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