US overtakes France as world's top wine consumer

US drinkers have for the first time overtaken the French as the world’s No. 1 wine consumers, a report showed on Tuesday, with Americans developing a greater and more refined taste for France’s national beverage. According to the report released by the International Vine and Wine organization,OIV, US consumers bought 29.1 million hectolitres of wine in 2013, up 0.5 percent from the previous year, while the French cut down on their consumption by nearly 7 percent to 28.1 million hectolitres… READ MORE

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