While France and Italy compete for the top wine production region of the world they are also reducing wine production every year. France has lowered production by 11% since 2007.
Italy has reduced their production by at least 7% since 2007.
Despite this fact, Spain also has much lower wine yields than neighboring France and Italy resulting in less total wine.
4. United States
90% of wine from the United States is from California.
Major Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc
Argentina relies on wine exports.
Major Grapes: Malbec, Bonarda, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia relies primarily on the wine export market.
Major Grapes: Shiraz (Syrah), Chardonnay
Major Grapes: Riesling, Müller-Thurgau
8. South Africa
Major Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Chardonnay
Chile is proud of the red wine variety Carmenere, known as the ‘lost varietal’ of Bordeaux.
Major Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Carménère, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
Portugal is known for Port wine, a high alcohol dessert wine from northern Portugal made by blending several grape varieties.
Major Grapes: Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Alvarinho, Arinto
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