It’s a multi-million dollar global industry. It’s been with us since the dawn of civilization. And it’s constantly developing. The wine business is an intriguing marker of human activity – economic changes, consumer fashions, globalization, social and technological developments.
What are the oldest wines still in production? Do Italy or China consume more wine each year? Pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these headline facts picked from latest edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine.
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