Survey questions looked at “the overall effects on employment, production, tourism, sales, expenses, and total financial loss.”
Analysts are even more concerned about the long-term affects the virus will continue to have on wine sales in a weakened economy.
There’s at least a glimmer of good news, and U.S. wine retailers sure could use it. Despite many cities with shelter-in-place orders, some wine and liquor stores are seeing sales surge.
South African imports increased 16.4% in the 12-month period ending November-December 2019.
As wine regions globally are impacted by wildfires and lingering smoke, scientists and industry labs are looking for ways to lessen the impact on grapes and finished wine.
It’s one of the hot-button issues facing the wine industry today: the effects of climate change.