|“Made in Italy” wine exports to the United States have increased by 7.6% nearly reaching one billion dollars. This is in part thanks to the effects of the Italian World Cup soccer victory according to data from the Italian Food & Wine Institute.|
The Italians at 31% of the foreign wine market edged out the Australians at 30% and the French who were 14% of the total imports into the US. The current harvest is considered an excellent year quality-wise though slightly limited in quantity. Wine is Italy’s principle food export to the United States.