According to the available statistics, wine consumptions has been on the rise, something that has brought some encouragement to the manufacturers to stay in business. For instance, the collective wine consumption in the world in the year 2012 was 244 million hectoliters, a figure that has been on the rise over the years.

Whether it is white or red wine, we all depend on the stuff. There is nothing more enjoyable than unwinding with a glass of your favorite wine. Wine is the perfect drink at the dinner party, for starting a conversation or at celebrations. Interestingly, consumption of wine varies from country to country where we find some countries being more wine enthusiasts than others. Here are the top wine consuming nations:

United States of America.

On top of the list as expected is the mighty USA. As compared to the year 2014 where the USA consumed 30.4 million hectoliters of wine, the figure rose to 31.8 million hectoliters of wine in 2016.

France

As expected, another European nation is second on our list of the countries that consume wine the most. Although there was a drop in consumption of wine as compared to the year 2014(consumed 27.5 million hectoliters), France stood at second place in 2016 with a wine consumption of 27.0 million hectoliters.

Italy

There has been a steady rise in wine consumption in Italy since 2014. In the year 2014, Italy consumed 20.2 million hl of wine as compared to 22.2 million hl of wine consumed in 2016.

Germany.

Interestingly, wine consumption has been steady in Germany for the last 5 years. As at the year 2016, Germany consumed 20.2 mh of wine.

China.

Chinese population consumed 15.5 mh of wine in 2014 as compared to 17.1 mh in 2012. This has been due to the possibility that these people may have been taking other drinks beside wine consumption. In the year 2016, china population consumed 17.3 mh.

United Kingdom.

One thing unique with Englishmen is consistency in wine consumption. They have consistently consumed wine for a year, and their wine consumption in 2016 stood at 12.9mh.

Spain.

Consumed 9.9 mh of wine in the year 2016. There has been little deviation in wine consumption since 2014.

Argentina.

In 2016, Argentina wine consumption stood at 9.4 million hectoliters.

Russia.

There has been a significant drop in wine consumption in Russia. In the year 2012, Russian consumed 11.3 mh of wine as compared to 9.3 mh in 2016.

Australia.

Last on our list is Australia with a 5.4 mh of wine consumption in 2016.

Well, there you have it, the list of the top wine consuming nations.

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