Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fun facts on the world of wine

My daily wine calendar from Kevin Zraly "Windows on the World" had such great facts that I thought I would share with everyone to give you a great overview of the world of wine and to understand the key players in production throughout the world.  If you want daily suggestions and fun facts this is a great calendar that I enjoy.

Over $100 billion of wine is sold worldwide according to "Wines & Vines".

There are over 800 regions and 60 countries producing wine.

6 major importers of wine into the USA that make up over 87% of the total wine that is imported into the US:
  • Italy (30.5%)
  • France (22%)
  • Australia (15.6%)
  • Argentina (6.6%)
  • Chile (6.3%)
  • Spain (6.2%)
Top 10 producers of wine in the world with the top 4 making up over 50% of the wine in the world:
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. USA
  5. Argentina
  6. Australia
  7. China
  8. Chile
  9. South Africa
  10. Germany