hvino world news
Hvino World News is our new column focusing on important events and news from international wine world scene which may be useful and relevant to Georgian wine industry. The column is authored by Ute SEITZ, wine author and wine tourism adviser (Tbilisi).
The wine market volume of the five biggest EU wine markets sums up to 92 million hectolitres. With 28 mn hl France is the biggest wine market, followed by Italy (21 mn hl) and Germany (20 mn hl). These three countries stand for 69 mn hl or more than two-thirds of the TOP 5 groups’ wine market volume.
Concerning the per capita consumption France is number one with 43 litres per person per year. However, in the years since 2000 the French wine consumption declined on average by 10 l per person per year. The highest decreases reports Spain with 15 l per person per year or – 41 % - a tremendous decline.
About the reasons can be speculated. Basically the economic frame conditions might be responsible.