Red wines in Bordeaux have moved in steady steps towards more alcohol, while there has been a sharp increase in Piedmont, Tuscany and California. In Burgundy, Piedmont and California, however, there are tentative declines to be seen.
The data are based on an evaluation of wines of the respective vintages and origins by the London wine trade platform Liv-Ex.
California is in the lead with the highest share of red wines with more than 14% ABV. Piedmont follows in second place, with Tuscany in third place. In Bordeaux, most red wines are between 13-14% ABV. Not surprisingly, Burgundy is the region with the lowest average alcohol levels.