Global Wine production in 2016 lowest in 20 years due to bad weather
2016 global wine production saw a fall of 5% compared to 2015 according to a report issued by the Organisation of Vine and Wine (OVW).
It also stated that despite the fact that there was a significant drop in product the highly contrasting situations was as a consequence of climatic events.
Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, the report showed.
Although less wine was produced this year, Italy came out on top and confirmed its place as the leading world wine producer. It was followed by France and Spain. A high level of production was also recorded in the United States. Australian wine also faired well as they returned a good level of production.
It appears that South American was hit the most, as production plummeted in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
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