Extreme weather linked to 12% drop in wine output in Italy

A man collects grapes from the vineyards in the archaeological area at the Casa del Triclinio estate's vineyard in Pompeii, Italy. EPA-EFE/CESARE ABBATE

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The Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT, announced that Italian agricultural production fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, with negative climate factors, including many extreme-weather events, seen as the main cause.

Wine production was hit particularly hard, falling by 12% to reverse almost all of the gain of 14.3% registered in 2018.



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