SPAIN’S wine output increased by a whopping 41% in 2013, earning the country the title of world’s leading producer.

The surge in production has been attributed to good weather conditions and an improvement of winery infrastructure.

A total 50.5 million hectolitres were produced last year with the country out-producing Italy and France, which bottled 47.4 million and 42.3 million litres respectively.

Regionally, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura registered the largest increase in production, while Galicia reported a drop of 0.7%.

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  1. Increased production BUT who are they going to sell it to?

    There is way too much vin ordinaire being produced in Europe. We have the scandalous EU policy of buying up unwanted wine and making alcohol from it – crazy but true.

    I buy stonkingly good generic Languedoc and Cote de Rhones for €1.70 a bottle, I was paying at least £5 per bottle for wine that was’nt as good when we left the island in 2001.

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