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Top 10 Wine Selling Countries

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South Africa
A winery in Cape Dutch, South Africa
A winery in Cape Dutch, South Africa
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With the abolition of apartheid, South Africa's table wine business really started taking off. Grapes had been a popular crop since the Dutch settlers first introduced them in the 1650s. Until the last couple of decades, though, more than half of South Africa's annual grape harvest was used for the production of grape concentrate and distilled alcohol. Today, South Africa produces almost 3 percent of table wines, and the United Kingdom is one of its biggest customers.


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