Daily Wine News: French Wine Production Drops

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-09-2021

“France’s wine production is expected to tumble to historic lows this year,” reports Bloomberg. “Production for 2021 is estimated to be between 32.6 million and 35.6 million hectoliters, according to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as of Aug. 1. That’s about 24% to 30% lower than last year, it said in a statement.”

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