2016 Grape Harvest One of the Lowest in 20 Years

The 2016 vintage worldwide saw one of the poorest harvests in the last two decades. According to intergovernmental organization The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), global wine production was at an estimated 259 million hectoliters, a drastic 5 percent decrease from last year’s 2015 vintage.

Weather, of course, was the biggest contributor to this radical change, with much loss due to the effects of the El Nino current and excessive rain. In France, annual production...

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