Italy’s Place in the Global Wine Market

Italy’s Place in the Global Wine Market

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While we may think of California, France, and even Australia as the world leaders when it comes to wine production and distribution, do not count Italy out of the scheme of things. After all, they have been growing wines longer than all of the other countries combined.

Here are all of the facts regarding where Italy fits in the world market involving wine.

  1. Americans have put Italy back on the map as far as wine goes. In 2015, Italy was the world’s biggest exporter as well as wine producer in the entire world, with America being the primary country they were selling to.
  2. Of grape producing countries, Italy is the fourth biggest. Do not let California overshadow the awesomeness of Italy. Spain is actually the biggest grape producer in the world, followed by China. Bet you haven’t have Chinese wine.The 300th anniversary of Chianti
  3. In 2011, the biggest wine producer in the world was France, which is now trailing behind Italy’s production by just a little bit. They have been producing similar quantities for the past couple of years, flip flopping for which one is producing the most wine.
  4. Italy also likes to drink their wine. While America is the country who wants to drink all of the world’s wine, Italy isn’t exactly out of the running in this category either. Italians are number three as far as wine consumers go, followed by Americans and the French.
  5. Italy produces far more white wines than it does red wines. The most popular type of Italian wine that is produced is actually from Veneto. While the area producers both red and white wines, the white wines definitely dominate the Italian market. Really though, Veneto just makes more than everywhere else in Italy.
  6. Germany also imports a lot of Italian wine. Germany actually used to be the biggest importer of Italian wine before Americans went wine crazy. Beer used to be the American drink, but we have really embraced our love of wine.istock_00003965.562b0135949.original
  7. Most of the wine Italy makes is still bottled table wine, but that does not mean you should rule out their sparkling wine. Italy exports about 30 million cases of sparkling wine a year, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. In the still table wine area, Italy exports about 111 million cases of wine every year, which is leaving out all of the wine that they actually drink themselves.
  8. Italy does import wine as well. I know you would think that due to Italy’s history as well as their ability to make wine that they may not be huge in importing wine, but that is not the case. The majority of their imported wine comes from Spain. Second to Spain, but trailing very far behind is the United States. So while we are busy importing Italian wine, they are also importing our wine the same. It is a trade of sorts, allowing us to each sample what the other side of the ocean has to offer.
  9. The most planted wine grapes in Italy are:
    1. Sangiovese
    2. Trebbiano
    3. Montepulciano
    4. Catarratto
    5. Merlot
    6. Barbera
    7. Chardonnay
    8. Pinot Grigio
    9. Nero d’Avola
  10. Prosecco produces more wine than anywhere else in Italy by a great deal. Like a huge amount more than everyone else. The area produces 2.3 million hl of wine every year. Second to Prosecco is Monetpulcianod’Abruzzo, which only produces 800,000 hl of wine every year, meaning that Prosecco is the dominating area of the market of Italy. Chianti is number three and probably the best-known area that makes Italian wine.
I have to start by saying that I love wine. I have a deep love for wine. I would drink it every day if I could, but if I am being completely honest about it, I would probably fall asleep during meals if I had as much wine as I dream about. So instead, I will spend my days thinking, talking, and producing my wine.

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I have to start by saying that I love wine. I have a deep love for wine. I would drink it every day if I could, but if I am being completely honest about it, I would probably fall asleep during meals if I had as much wine as I dream about. So instead, I will spend my days thinking, talking, and producing my wine.

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