Italy Officially Largest Wine Producer in the World

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 06:41

The numbers are in for the 2010-2011 harvest and Italy has officially pulled ahead of France for amount of wine produced.

By beating their neighbours to the north, Italy has officially become the largest wine producer in the world.

EU Commission Data shows that production has increased in Italy, while simultaneously falling in France.

In the previous season, Italian vineyards produced 49.6 million hectoliters of vino, while France lagged behind with production totaling 46.2 million hectoliters.

The results are positive news for the stability of Italy’s wine producing regions an increased production is great news for Italian winemakers - exports to the United States are up 31% in the first quarter of 2011, and have grown a staggering 146% to China.

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