2016 Difficult Year for Wine Producers

Wine producers across western Europe faced difficult conditions in the 2016 growing season, with hale, heat, drought, and even floods in certain places.  France was particularly hit, and Spain suffered another year of drought.  Yields are expected to be lower this year because of this.  However, most regions are reporting that quality is good.  According to figures put out by the Organization of Vine and Wine, Italy came in first globablly for overall wine production, while France was second and Spain third.

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