Where Does Wine Come From And Where Does It Go?
Wine is a sophisticated drink. It is very complex, but can be enjoyed by anyone. When you add wine to just about any event or celebration, things are more joyous and people feel like it is a special occasion. Remember that, like all
alcoholic drinks, wine should be consumed moderately.
Where does wine come from?
- France - 49633 mhl.
- Spain - 33397 mhl.
- Italy - 41580.
- USA - 18740 mhl.
- Argentina - 15473 mhl.
- China - 13000 mhl.
- Australia - 11090 mhl.
- Chile - 10463 mhl.
- South Africa - 9665 mhl.
- Germany - 9661 mhl.
- Total worldwide production of over 26m tonnes of wine with the top ten producing countries for over 80% of that total.
Consumption per capita world map
- Wine yearly consumption, per capita (keys: less than 1 litre; from 1 to 7 litres; from 7 to 15 litres; from 15 to 30 litres; more than 30 litres): 1) France - 53 l.; 2) Italy - 51 l.; 3) Portugal - 48 l.; 4) Switzerland - 46 l.;
5) Denmark - 38 l.; 6) Germany - 37 l.; 7) Argentina - 36 l.; 8) Netherlands - 32 l.; 9) Australia - 28 l.; 10) United Kingdom - 25 l.
Most popular wine varietals (types) in the US
- Wines sold at retail: 1) Reds - 47%; 2) Whites - 40%; 3) Blush - 13%; 4) Other - 21%; 5) Riesling (sweet) - 2%; 5) Pinot Grigio/Gris - 3%; 6) Sangiovese - 3%; 7) Zinfandel/Primitivo - 4%; 8) Sauvignon Blanc - 4%; 9) Syrah/Shiraz -
5%; 10) Cabernet Sauvignon - 16%; 11) Chardonnay - 15%; 12) Pinot Noir - 10%; 13) Merlot - 10%; 14) Cabernet Sauvignon Blends - 8%.
Oldest winery in the world & oldest grape wine in the world
- Oldest wine: he archaeologists discovered the World's Oldest Winery in an old Armenian cave, part of a complex of caves in an ancient canyon in the Little Caucasus Mountains, near the southern border of Armenia with Iran.
- Oldest winery: The world's oldest grape vine is over 400 years old and is in Slovenia in the town of Maribor. It still bears grapes which are harvested for wine and has many offspring dotted about the globe. The grape vine variety is
Top 10 world's most expensive wines
- There are wines that due to factors such as their age, history and their influence on the world of wines may sell for thousands of dollars per bottle. This list shows 10 wines that are considered to be the most expensive in the world.
- Screaming Eagle Winery - $500.000; 2) Château Cheval Blanc - $304.375; 3) Heidsieck Vineyard - $207.000; 4) Chateau Lafite - $232.692; 5) Chateau Margaux - $225.000; 6) Penfolds - $168.000; 7) Chateau Rothschild - $160.000;
8) Romanee-Conti - $123.900; 9) Château d'Yquem - 4119.000; 10) Château Mouton Rothschild - $225.000.
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