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Dear Dr. Vinny,
What is the largest wine company in the world?
—Aurora, Cape May, N.J.
Constellation. According to my good friends at Impact (a sister publication to Wine Spectator that covers the nuts and bolts of the beverage industry), the five largest wine companies in the world by volume are (in descending order) Constellation Brands, E. & J. Gallo, The Wine Group, Fosters and Pernod Ricard.