Moving Towards a More Global Wine Market

Forbes' February 16th article on global wine consumption and production states that, although France was the world's biggest wine producer in 2014, its market share of the global wine production is slipping and that "[i]f the current trends continue (based on 2000-2012[,] Europe will no longer be the world's biggest wine producer by 2030."  Meanwhile, the percentage of wine exports throughout the world is rapidly increasing: "[t]oday, some 40% of all wine is exported, i.e. consumed in another country than where it was produced. This is a dramatic increase from the early 2000s when only 25% was exported."