Wine is more than just an alcoholic beverage. It is a creative expression and an instrument for an exceptional experience. This spirit remained despite the rising popularity of the New World wines, especially to the younger generation who prefers the sweeter, fruitier taste.
Still, figures say that the Old World wines are not yet defeated. After all, it was in Georgia and Armenia where the earliest known wine production took place. Our dynamic visual look at the world of wine through video and infographic encapsulates all in one tasty summary…
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The top three wine producers in the world remain to be in the Old World—Italy, France, and Spain, respectively–with about 14 million tonnes of wine produced. Compare that to the 3.8 tonnes produced in USA and Argentina, which placed fourth and fifth as the top wine producers. It’s clear that Tuscan Reds, Bordeaux, and Tempranillo are more popular than Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Interestingly, the top three consumers of wine are among the top producers, too, placing France in the top spot, followed by Italy and USA.
This infographic was produced by Infographiclabs especially for 05.
Lancey Reed says
Super informative! I was surprised that Germany was so so low on the export market. Perhaps I’ve deluded myself that everyone loves Riesling as much as I do!
I myself was surprised Italy was no.1 producer- assumed it would be France.
It would be interesting to know what the consumption per capita is. Italy is smaller country than France and Spain. On the other hand Spain has less population (46M0 than France (66M) or Italy (60M). And Portugal 10.5M.