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Europe's Wine Dilemma

March 01, 2021

Reports that surfaced towards the end of last year suggested that in 2020, Spain's grape harvest was expected to bring in 43 million hectolitres of wine. But in the current context, supply far outstrips demand. Research by The Guardian found that during the pandemic, restaurant sales of Spanish wine had fallen by 65% and exports by 49% since the onset of the virus in Europe. Moreover, in recent months, wine choice has become political