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France made 47 Mhl wine in 2009 (a slight increase)

>> Friday, July 16, 2010

According to statistics from the French customs office (who collects such statistics) the total wine production reached 47 million hl in 2009. This is an increase from 2008 when only 43 Mhl was made. On the other hand it is substantially less than the average over the last ten years, and far below the record year 1999 when 62 Mhl was made. The production is split thus:

- 49% VQPRD, i.e. ”quality wine”, AOC/AOP
- 28% Vin de Pays / IGP
- 9% other (vin de table)
- 15% for cognac/armagnac-production

One can perhaps deduce that there is a certain inflation in the concept of quality wine.


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