There were 1.75 million tonnes of grapes crushed in 2012–13. 850.9 thousand tonnes of white grapes and 897.5 thousand tonnes of red grapes were crushed.
Beverage wine production was 1.23 billion litres in 2012–13. Fortified wine production accounted for 1.0% of beverage wine production, while white table wine accounted for 45.6% and red and rose table wine accounted for 53.5%.
Inventories of beverage wine totalled 1.78 billion litres at 30 June 2013. 91.2% of inventories were composed of table wine, 4.1% of sparkling wine, 3.4% of fortified wine and 1.2% of other beverage wine.
John Casella, the man behind Australiaâs second biggest wine exporter, has urged the wine industry to focus on innovation as he slammed critics who blame his wineryâs Yellow Tail label for undermining premium wine sales abroad.
John Casella, the man behind Australia’s second biggest wine exporter, has urged the wine industry to focus on innovation as he slammed critics who blame his winery’s Yellow Tail label for undermining premium wine sales abroad.
My final Bistecca alla Fiorentina at Trattoria Osvaldo in Florence. Definitely one of the best I tried during my time in the bel paese. Osvaldo is one place that does this iconic dish justice. The zuppa inglese was also a highlight.
Last wine before leaving Italy, and a great one at that. Supplied by Paolo and drank alongside a really nice filetto al pepe verde prepared by Carmen, my Italian mum. Will miss all of this so much, but like Arnie, ”tornerò!!”
My first attempt at making some amari, flavoured grappas and liqueres. Began the maceration (infusing of herbs, spices, fruits etc) in August just before I left for the Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey trip. Returned to Valtellina last week to find them ready to be bottled.