Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresJul. 4, 2012
Jugo de uva/Brasil: industria celebra existencia de grandes inventarios
TWO consecutive large grape harvests in Brazil in 2011 and 2012 have built up such large grape juice and wine stocks that the processing industry could face serious problems during the upcoming harvest in 2013. The super-harvest of 2012, which was one of the three largest in history, resulted in the processing of 696 100 tonnes of grapes in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. Just one year earlier, producers harvested a record 709 600 tonnes of grapes.
Grape juice production has become increasingly important due to rising domestic demand for the product and the over-supply of domestic wines. The volume of common grapes destined for grape juice production has increased over the past decade, at the expense of wine production.