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Ciatti Global Market Report Recaps 2020 and Looks Ahead to 2021

January 14, 2021

Updates from the U.S., UK, Argentina, Chile, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. COVID-19 bifurcated the bulk wine market in 2020. Some Central Valley suppliers are out of 2020 wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Muscat, forcing some buyers to source overseas. There's discussion around the Valley's 2021 grapes. International demand is muted: European buyers are assessing the 2020 crops closer to home. Buyers are watching how OND sales and sales in early 2021 performed.