Half the world struggle in finding enough food to eat and half the world worry about wine shortages. There’s something wrong here.
In Vino Veritas
|Take care in the crush,
don’t get caught in the rush
for the Zinfandel blush
now there’s a shortage of wine.
The Macon has all gone,
You’ll have to go far for a Pinot Noir.
We’re drinking too much,
1st November 2013 – headline from the BBC
Notes: “World faces global wine shortage – report.” The world is facing a wine shortage, with global consumer demand already significantly outstripping supply, a report has warned. The research by America’s Morgan Stanley financial services firm says demand for wine “exceeded supply by 300m cases in 2012”. It describes this as “the deepest shortfall in over 40 years of records”. Last year, production also dropped to its lowest levels in more than four decades. Global production has been steadily declining since its peak in 2004, when supply outweighed demand by about 600m cases.
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