I like statistics. I found some on the OIV website today, so I popped them into a spreadsheet and produced some graphs. First of all, the top 10 wine producing countries. France, Italy and Spain are massive. No surprises there I guess.
Next, the top 10 consuming countries. This shows how important the US is. Of all these countries, though, the UK probably imports the highest proportion, because it doesn’t make very much.
Finally, the top 10 exporting countries. Italy are the top wine exporting country in terms of volume, followed by Spain and France.