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Booze Up Now Because A Global Wine Shortage Is Coming

As if this year wasn't bad enough! Experts predict trouble for the wine industry in 2018.

Something To Wine About

Something To Wine About

This is not just something we heard through the grapevine: the world could be facing a wine shortage come 2018.

Extreme weather in major wine producing countries France, Spain, and Italy have led to poor grape harvests this year. Although each of these countries have experienced off seasons in the past, it's rare for all of them to be hit at the same time. As a result, many experts predict unprecedented wine shortages worldwide.

The Grape Depression

The Grape Depression

According to the International Organization of Wine and Vine, the European wine production will hit a 50-year low after declining 14 percent since 2016. Coupled with the wildfires that raged through California wine country in October of this year, things aren't looking great for the industry.

Meanwhile, global demand for wine is higher than ever and vineyards are struggling to keep up. That spells trouble for consumers, as wine prices could rise across the board. 

For now, we're putting our faith in New World producers in  Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa. Not matter what, we'll still have Wine Wednesday to look forward to in 2018!

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