NEW BLOG ARTICLE Hot yet hopeful: a quick look at the 2019 FRENCH WINE HARVEST
by Andrew Jefford
After a generous 2018 French-wine harvest, nature has dialed back on its beneficence by around 12% in 2019: initial estimates put the crop at around 43.4 million hl compared to 49.4 m hl last year.
That’s not disastrous, though, especially since clouds have been gathering over the export scene in the last few months: the USA has imposed 25% tariffs on French wines under 14% abv, while salesto Hong Kong [...] dropped by 26% over the last six months of political turmoil there.
The generally hot weather of 2019, of course, may give French wines a helping hand back into the US if those tariffs linger: it wasn’t hard to produce wine over 14% this year.
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