Reported today...WineSpectator.com reports that the United States has passed France as the world's no. 1 wine-drinking country, according to data from Impact Databank's upcoming 2013 Wine Market report. The figures for 2013 show that Americans consumed 329 million cases in 2013, an 18 percent increase over 2005. A younger generation of Americans is embracing wine, powering especially strong growth in segments like imported wine, sweet wine, sparkling wine and dry rosé. Among the top five countries, consumption fell in France, Italy and, for the first time in recent years, China.
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