The list includes wineries, cellars, production companies, trading companies and auction houses. In addition to alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, spirits), some also produce non-alcoholic beverages such as mineral water and fruit juices, and in some cases completely different products such as food. Measured by the sales volume of alcoholic beverages, the English multi Diageo, the French multi Pernod Ricard, the US multinationals Constellation Brands, Fortune Brands and Gallo, the Australian multi Treasury Wine Estates, as well as the international group Bacardi-Martini Limited are in the lead. Measured in terms of pure wine share, however, the ranking would be quite different, as the spirits share of sales volume is much larger for most companies. Some companies are intertwined or have a common history. Others were dissolved in the course of mergers or takeovers, but are interesting for historical reasons.
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