Italy Reclaims Spot as World's Biggest Wine Producer From France

  • Wine volumes in Italy rebound after rained-out 2014 summer
  • World wine output to rise 2% as Italy makes up for Spain slide

A woman picks grapes during the grape harvest at 'Castello La Leccia' on Oct. 1, 2014 in Castellina in Chianti, Italy.

Photographer: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Italy is set to reclaim its spot as the world’s biggest wine producer after output in the home of Chianti and Prosecco rebounded from last year, when rain spoiled part of the grape crop.

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