An article in Wine Spectator quoting The U.S. Wine Market report, notes that U.S. wine consumption continued to grow for the 15th year in a row.
* In 2008 that's 306 million cases/ 18 billion glasses totaling over $25 billion!
* The United States now drinks more wine than Italy and in 5 years may be the number one wine consuming nation.
* On a per-capita basis in 2007 US consumed 85 servings annually.
I also noticed another wine related story in the WSJ that made sense after seeing this data, about a wine blogging convention in Sonoma. The number of wine blogs has increased from less than 50 four years ago to over 500 today.
Hey nobody called me! Anyone want to sponsor me to go?
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