A mystery regarding Italian wine we import South African bulk wine by the litre
The worldwide wine market for 2013 will reach 35 billion Dollars with an increase of more than 5% with respect to 2012, due to the massive increase in prices for cask wine
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The scarce productions from the 2011 and 2012 vintages have created a great increase in prices which in the exportation of wines has originated 5 billion dollars more business.
InItaly, after the surprising increase in the 2012 harvest foreseen of 40 million hectolitres and then resulted in 45,6 there is another surprising fact:South Africahas sold 14 million litres of cask wine during the first semester of this year. Our nation was originally an exporting nation of cask wine and we had double hulled vessels for transportation, while now we import vast quantities, especially fromSpain.
The Spanish send wine from the cask toFrance,GermanyandItaly. Even though our nation
has bought less of it than usual (- 39%) it results in being a good client. The Spanish wine can be blended with the Italian, originating “Vino della Comunità Europea” with a low price and destined to every day use. A completely different situation for the wine coming from South Africa which seems to have disappeared. Nobody knows where it has gone, but for sure the change from a small amount to such an immense amount does surprise.