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Vignes Tropicales and Vignes de l’Extreme Orient: The Top Wine Producing Countries in 1889


Statistics are fun particularly when Russia, Algeria, Turkey, and Serbia are detailed as producing more wine that the United States.  However, it is the accompanying map that I find fascinating.  For Vitis Vinifera the legend differentiates between vines cultivated in vineyards and that which grows wild or is propagated in gardens.  The later of which is a subject worthy of exploration.  The inclusion of Cissus, Vignes Tropicales, and Vignes de l’Extreme Orient demonstrates how exotic the history of wine is.

REPARTITION DES VIGNES ET DES PRINCIPALES AMPELIDEES DANS LE MONDE. [1]

REPARTITION DES VIGNES ET DES PRINCIPALES AMPELIDEES DANS LE MONDE. [1]

THE APPROXIMATE STATE OF VITICULTURE
IN THE WORLD (1889) Hectolitres

  1. France                          29,677,095
  2. Italie (1889)                   21,139,100
  3. Espagne, Baleares et Canaries   20,509,942
  4. Austriche-Hongrie               10,300,000
  5. Allemagne                        3,643,000
  6. Russie                           3,500,000
  7. Portugal, Acores et Madere       3,000,000
  8. Algerie (1889)                   2,512,198
  9. Turquie d’Europe et d’Asie       2,500,000
  10. Serbie                          2,000,000
  11. Grece (1887)                    1,760,000
  12. Etats-Unis et Californie        1,505,000
  13. Roumanie                        1,505,000
  14. Chili                           1,200,000
  15. Suisse                          1,000,000
  16. Republique Argentine              807,930
  17. Cap de Bonne Esperance (1888)     255,000
  18. Australie (1888)                  104,843
  19. Bresil                            100,000
  20. Mexique                             8,750
  21. Tunisie                             3,263

[1] Mouillefert, Pierre. Les Vignobles et Les Vins de France et de l’Etranger. 1889. Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), 2012-234328. URL: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6384709h

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