New York State wineries could play a vital role in heading off a global wine shortage.
A recent Morgan Stanley Research report says the supply is not meeting worldwide demand.
The report says people in China and the U.S. are drinking more wine.
It could benefit our local wineries if they step up production to sell internationally.
"To increase the presence of New York State wines and the Finger Lakes wines throughout the world and to increase the capacity to profitably export our wines. That's how I think we'll start to see the more direct results of this phenomenon," said Paul Thomas, Seneca Lake Wine Trail Executive Director.
Thomas says most of the Finger Lakes wine is consumed domestically.
The three leading wine producing countries are Spain, France and Italy.