[Infographics]The World’s Wine Production & Consumption…Tuesday August 25th, 2015
In 2014, the total are under vine in the woris of 7,519,000 hectares, which is the equivalent of 700 times the area of Paris. The number 1 country is Spain, with more than 1 million hectares under vine, followed by China and France. In place #6 and #7 we find some countries that come in the “New World” category: the United States and Argentina. In terms of wine production, France comes first, Italy and Spain coming right after. France and Italy are always #1, one overcoming the other depending on vintages. In terms of consumption, France used to be the world’s number 1 drinking country but since 2014 the USA have come first, with 30.7 million hectolitres of wine per year.