Wine consumption outside of Europe has exploded within the last decade. It used to be that France, Italy, and other European nations consumed the most wine. However, the United States has recently moved in as the number one consumer, drinking 3.2 billion liters of the liquid gold a year. That’s nearly an eighth of global consumption levels, as estimated by the Wine Institute.
While wine consumption may have moved away from its ancestral homes in Paris and Champagne France, Rome, Italy, and other locations historically known for their wine culture, the most popular types, French wines in particular, remain the same as ever. Consider, according to Wine-Searcher.com, French wines still generate more than $7.7 billion for the French economy every year.
The best French wines, while not necessarily expensive, do re (more…)
24 Jan 2014