The International Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV) estimate that 2023 wine production will be 7% lower than the below-average volume of 2022, and it says, the lowest output since 1961. Does this tally with what we at Ciatti are hearing, and what should we make of it?
October has arrived but the Northern Hemisphere harvest picture still lacks clarity due to a patchy performance in Europe and a lag in California’s growing season by up to four weeks. What have we been hearing?
This year’s Northern Hemisphere harvests are now underway after an eventful growing season of heatwaves, humidity, hailstorms, flooding, and disease pressure. What does this all mean for the crops? Ciatti gives its assessment.
Another month of limited activity on the world’s bulk wine markets has passed by, with the traditional lull during the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday season adding to the quietness. Will 2023 crop projections change things?