England Defies the World Wine Trend of Fall in Production

3rd November 2016


Global wine production is predicted to fall by 5% this year following poor grape-growing conditions in many countries around the world.

The report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) shows it is one of the worst seasons for producers in almost 20 years.

The damage was most severe in France and South America. French vineyards suffered from frost and hailstorms in the spring – followed by drought in summer.

The OIV also estimated output would be hit by 19% in South Africa, 35% in Argentina and would be down by half in Brazil.

The US, Australia, New Zealand and Spain were among the growing nations expected to see production rise.

England is also due to benefit as many are predicting a good vintage this year after decent weather conditions for the grapes.


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