I am off to Puglia and Campania today, so a brief post. I’ll resume posts in about 2 weeks.
Here is a list I thought would be of interest to readers. This is a list of wine statistics in Italy that I saw on a poster in the tasting room of Brandini Winery in La Morra.
WINE IN ITALY
700,000 cultivated hectares
0.9 ha – medium size property
400 grapes (only 5% not indigenous)
50 million hectoliters produced
2 Euro medium price per liter
10 billion Euro – total wine business
84% of all Italian bottles in wine shops sell for less than 5 Euro