Myth: The French consume more wine than anyone else in the world.
Fact: In 2010, the French consumed 321 million cases of wine all the while Team America drunk 330 million cases of wine.
This could be attributed to a number of reasons, according to Time.com:
“Wine consulting firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates chalked up the increase to a shift in Americans’ tastes. Are we acquiring an air of sophistication? It could be explained by a simple generational shift in the U.S. As Generation Y – the Millenials – comes of age, they are turning to the complexity of wine when looking for a tipple.
And in a recession, wine provides a solid bang-for-the-buck. The proof is in the numbers: the average American drinks three gallons of wine a year, a huge spike from one gallon per person in 1970.
Of course, there’s the obvious population disparity between the two nations. And Frenchmen (and women) outdrink Americans on an individual level: the average French wine lover downs 5 bottles for every one by an American. But the numbers don’t lie: the French have been upended as the world’s largest wine consumers.”
America, #@&$ yea!