This article says a lot about two subjects.
First, the always dishonest Associated Press, whose star reporter wrote the article, tries to make the excuse that French wine exports are down due to "the toughening global market" and other nonsense like production from the "new world".
That is AP speak for "Americans don't want French shit anymore, especially French wine" as we like to say here in the great Midwest.
Second, this shows just what an impact the American economy can have on the rest of the world if we really want to put our minds to it. Mess with the bull, you get the horns, froggie.