National Wine Day: Surprising Facts About Wine Consumption in the United States

Happy National Wine Day! Today is the perfect time to unwind and relax with a bottle of your favorite libation.

Whether you’re a wine drinker or not, however, you can still celebrate today’s occasion with these fun facts about wine consumption in the United States! Read on for what you may consider surprising (or shocking) information.

The United States Drinks More Wine Than Anyone Else

Though we may not produce as much wine as France, Italy and Spain, that hasn’t stopped us from claiming the top spot of consumption. (Source)

Millennials Top U.S. in Wine Consumption

Millennials – or those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s — consumed 159.6 million cases in 2016. That’s 42 percent of all the wine sold in the U.S.! (Source) 

Americans Love Chardonnay

Can you believe Chardonnay is the top-selling wine variety in the country? (Source)

Washington D.C. Drinks More Wine Than Any Other State

D.C. residents consumed 26.3 liters of wine per person last year! (Source)

America Is Still The #1 Place Winemakers Around The World Want To Sell Their Wine

Other markets like China and Germany are growing in popularity as well, however due to profitability, the United States is still the most valuable wine market for most producers. This may seem pretty obvious given the above-mentioned information, however.

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