By Matt Goldstein
Americans have now become the leading consumers of wine throughout the world. Per capita, France is still miles ahead but the U.S. has caught up in the amount of wine sold. Not only has the United States increased in wine sold and per capita over the last few years, France has fallen. Wine sales in the United States have actually increased during the recession and have had 17 straight years of growth. U.S. sales grew to about 12.2 gallons of wine per capita sold in 2010 with a total estimated value of about $30 billion and wines from California have accounted for 61% of total sales. Congratulations to the United States and all of our wine drinkers. Cheers!
Source: Zagat, USA Today