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Fans of Lanzarote´s wines may want to start stocking up. As prices look set to rise over the next year as a result of a smaller grape harvest. Only 1,568,000 kilos of grapes have been collected this summer in comparison with 1,814,000 kilos harvested in 2009. With approximately 65% of the total amount harvested destined for the production of white Malvasia wines, which Lanzarote is famous for.
The lower level of yield has been attributed to weather conditions that have significantly reduced grape growth over this cycle. Such as rainfall, heat waves and seasonal temperature …
Sales of local wine in Lanzarote fell by almost a third in 2009. The decrease meant that only 1.2 million bottles were sold compared with 1.7 million the previous year.
The figures have been calculated by the Regulatory Council that issues the Denominación de Origen labels for wines produced on the island. Whether the situation has been caused by the crisis or a lack of promotion is unclear, but 29% fewer labels were issued during 2009.
It also suggests that the level of consumption in local restaurants declined during the last year. …