The extreme weather we’ve seen this year may directly affect not only how much you’ll be paying for wine, but how much you’ll be able to get your hands on.
Global wine production is expected to drop at least 5% this year, making it one of the worst years for wine production in the 20th century, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine.
This is terrible news.
“Global wine production, excluding juice and musts, is likely to reach 259.5 million hectolitres – a decrease of 5% compared with 2015, it ranks among the three poorest years for production since 2000,” according to early estimates from the organization.
Wine producers in South America and France are expected to be hit the hardest by the inclement weather. However, fear not! Producers in other major countries likes Australia, Spain and of course, the good ole’ U.S. of A. are planning to help offset the damage.
Thank goodness, cause we don’t know how we’d be able to get through the week, not to mention life in general, without a glass of wine every now and then.