White or Red?
What do most people choose?
Wine consumption seems to be at an all time high, but are we drinking more white or more red?
U.S. wine consumption is more red than white (unless you live in Nebraska, Kansas, or Iowa). In France, they drink much more red than white. In fact, in France white wine is not even in second place. They drink more rosé in France than they do white wine, and of course more Champagne.
Curiously, France was recently surpassed by China for red wine consumption. Bear in mind, that China has 1.3 billion population and France has about 66 million. Per capita, the Chinese average about a bottle and a half of wine per person per year. The French hold up their reputation with over 44 liters annually per person.
In the U.S., we’re doing out best to catch up and we managed over 10 liters of wine per capita in 2013. We’re headed in the right direction and are expected to increase consumption to 386 million cases by 2017.
GOOD JOB USA!
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