To no surprise, wine is one of the most popular drinks around the world, with the U.S. leading in wine consumption at around 4.3 billion bottles per year. In 2019, the wine industry was worth over $365 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow to over $440 billion by 2027. Italy, France and Spain produce over 13 billion bottles alone.
Yet, it might surprise you what it takes to produce wine. Each gallon of requires over six gallons of water, with inefficiencies in irrigation, sprays and sanitation. The storage and shipping required can also be difficult to be sustainable for the long term, not to mention the several different animal-derived products used in fertilizers and wine clarification (removing left-behind matter in wine).
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Sip Back and Relax
We've missed you all since the last time we sent out our newsletter! We are now refreshed and super excited to get back into posting our weekly deep dives. Before we jump into this week's edition, we got a chance to chat with Sean Pritzkau on his podcast, We Can Do This.