America Wins: We Now Drink More Wine Than Anyone Else

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For the second straight year, the U.S. beat out Italy and France for the most wine bottles bought, a whopping, headache-inducing grand total of 4 billion bottles, or about one case per person. Now, this doesn’t make us the biggest per capita winos in the world, or even the biggest per capita alcohol consumers — those titles go to Luxemburg and the Czech Republic, respectively.

But in addition to our case of wine per person, we’re also throwing back a lot of other stuff in the average year. We each consume an average of 9.4 liters of ethyl alcohol a year, so we’re doing pretty good, you guys!

Americans Drink More Wine Than All Others [Gosangelo]