Over 31 billion bottles of wine are produced each year according to Market Watch. Mojo has put together a great video highlighting the top 10 wine producing countries in the world. We’ve made a list of our favorite factoids below.
10. Germany: is known for its sweet white wine. Most German wines are dry and sweet, with apple hinted flavors.
9. South Africa: Franschhoek (located in the Western Cape Province) is the food and wine capital of South Africa. There are more than 40 wine cellars open for tastings.
8. Portugal: Ever since the roman empire, Portugal was producing delicious wines. Muscatel and Port wines are just two varieties of Portuguese wines.
7. Australia: The world’s fourth largest producer of wine. Home to over 60 wine regions and 130 species of grapes. The Australians are best known for Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
6: Argentina: The fifth largest producing country. Known for Malbec made in Mendoza from purple grapes.
5: United States: There is at least 1 winery in every state (including Alaska) although 90% of our Wine comes from California. Most of those California wines being from Napa and Sonoma county.
4: Chile: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were introduced to Chile in the 1800s. They have not stopped production ever since.
3: Spain: Spaniards drink an average of 6 gallons (22 liters) of wine per person each year.
2: Italy: Wines from Italy carry a signature fruity flavor in their whites.
1: The largest wine producing country is France. Over 7 BILLION bottles are corked in the country each year.