Global wine production up 2% in 2015
Global wine production is estimated to have increased by 2% in 2015, according to a report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), with Italy once again named the world’s biggest producer having increased its volumes by 10%. Initial estimates presented by the OIV at a press conference this week predict total wine production in 2015 to have reached 275.7 million hectolitres. Italy saw the biggest rise producing 48.9 million hectolitres, up 10% on 2014. Italy was followed by France which produced 47.4 million hectolitres, a rise of just 1% compared with 2014.