Of course, we're no where near the French in Per Capita consumption. According to the Wine Institute France drinks about 14 gallons of wine per person per year; the U.S. about 2.5, so I don't believe we'll catch the French anytime soon.
Here's a trick question for you: What country has the highest wine consumption Per Capita? No, not France. It's the Vatican, which is sort of an independent city-state, population about 900. A lot of sacramental wines, I guess.
But this makes the U.S. officially the largest consumer of wines in the world.
Read about it in the Press Democrat.
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