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America The Most Wine Consuming Country


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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!


  1. Joel Vincent | Monday, April 11, 2011

    By volume – yes. But per wine drinker they drink 5 bottles to our 1. We’re just a way bigger country. I’m no French apologist, but the French who are drinking are drinking their asses off.

  2. alex | Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Pretty fuzzy logic when even Australia drinks more wine per head than the US population.

  3. Drinking In America | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    We’ll take it for what it is, Mutineer and as Americans wear this honor with pride.


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