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Tag Archives: International Organisation of Vine and Wine

• China Overtakes France in Vineyards

China Overtakes France in Vineyards

China has become the second-largest vineyard area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place. The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (IOVW) said China now had 799,000 hectares (1.97 million acres) of land devoted to vineyards. That compared with 1.02 million hectares in Spain. Experts pointed out that not all of China’s […]

• Wine Production Falls Wordwide

Wine Production Falls Wordwide

World wine production dropped 6 percent in 2012 to the lowest level in at least 37 years on smaller grape crops in France, Spain and Argentina, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine. Output fell to 6.63 billion gallons, a drop of about 6 percent from 2011, the group said. Bulk white-wine prices in […]

• Argentina’s wine industry still struggles despite global acclaim

Argentina’s wine industry still struggles despite global acclaim

Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work. The century-old industry, with its heart in the Mendoza area in the southwest, has increased volume by leaps and bounds in the past two decades, with Argentina’s malbec-based […]

• Are Wine Boom Bust Cycles Inevitable?

Are Wine Boom Bust Cycles Inevitable?

A mini-symposium presented by the Robert Mondavi Institute’s Center for Wine Economics at the University of California, Davis on Oct. 12 examined boom and bust cycles in the world wine industry and addressed emerging opportunities and challenges. Themes from the event, which featured three speakers and audience participation, included the need for longer-term planning and […]