French vs American Wine Production

Wine production has fallen in France but has increased rapidly in the United States.
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Source: FAOStat
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level 58
Jul 13, 2018
My favourite~
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level 65
Jul 14, 2018
Any idea why France's production is much more erratic than America's?
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level ∞
Jul 22, 2018
My guess is that there is less climate variation in California than in the wine-growing areas of France, especially Bordeaux. Until recently, many vintages of Bordeaux wine were considered very bad. No doubt many producers chose to produce less wine during the years in which their product was of lower quality and therefore lower price.
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level 60
Jul 24, 2018
This chart reminds me of a seismograph.