During the Middle Ages considerable wine was produced in England, but Continental Europe is now, and for many years has been, the great source of sup- ply, notably, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria- Hungary,Germany, and to a less extent, Russia and Greece. In our own country a large quantity of the vinous beverage is produced, not only in California, Ohio and New York,but in many other States, and the industry is rapidly assuming considerable proportions, hut as yet it is almost nothing when compared with the products of the Mediterranean countries and the Levant. Australia and the Cape of Good Hope are also candidates for international favor. It must be noted, however,that the output of the Cape wines has fallen oft" thirty-three and one-third per cent, the past four years, which is partly due to Phylloxera. Prance is to-day and has during several isolated seasons the past twenty years shown herself to be the most remarkable wine-producing country in the world and in any age of the world's history, and this in face of the fact that the United States and Italy, with more territory suitable to grape-growing and with wonderful natural advantages, present even greater possibilities. Why remarkable?