New international wine export figures have shown which territories are the most popular wine regions on earth.
New global wine export figures quoted by The Independent newspaper suggest that Spanish wine was the most popular on the planet last year. However, vintages produced in France and Italy were also popular with consumers during 2015. According to the Spanish Wine Market Observatory, the Iberian nation exported a staggering 2.4 billion litres of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and other wines in 2015.
In contrast, France exported two billion litres of wine across the planet last year. This suggests that vintages produced in wine-making regions such as Bordeaux continue to appeal to consumers worldwide. If you want to try a Bordeaux vintage of the highest calibre, why don’t you buy the buy the Chateau Cheval Blanc 1981 from the Ideal Wine Company; it’ll light up your taste buds with every sip!
Spain’s record wine exports brought €2.6bn into the Iberian country’s economy in 2015 and the Italians generated €5bn in wine sales. But the money generated by Spanish and Italian wine was dwarfed by the value of French wine exports, which hit a mind-blowing €8bn last year.
Experts suggested that this disparity can be attributed to Spain’s habit of selling wine in bulk. Consequently, the price of Spanish wine dropped by 2.9% in 2015, to hit €1.10 per litre. Speaking to the Independent, Spanish Wine Market Observatory Head Rafael del Rey said that “the situation is frustrating, but we know what we have to do to catch up.”
Continuing, del Rey said: “Italy was in the same situation as Spain 15 years ago, but now Italian producers have doubled their average price. We need to sell less wine in bulk to other producers and more Spanish wine that indicates origin. The Spanish wine industry will look very different in 10 years’ time.”
Also, high demand from the US and China ensured that EU wine exports rose in 2015. Commenting on this news Jean-Marie Barillère, president of the Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins, said “The EU remains the most important wine exporter worldwide and, after three years of relative stability, [it] attained its best ever performance in 2015.”
Therefore, evidence suggests that consumers continued to buy European Wine en masse in 2015. Established wine making countries like France and Italy saw the value of their wine exports rise last year. This indicates that consumers throughout the globe still have a taste for the high-quality bottles these nations are known for producing.
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