The U.S. Now Consumes More Wine Than France (Video)

Slate in motion.
May 20 2014 11:51 AM

The French Wine Drain

The U.S. now consumes more wine than France.

According to the charmingly named International Organization of Vine and Wine, or OIV, Americans now consume about 769 million gallons of wine a year, compared to the French’s 742 million gallons. Per capita, of course, is a different story.

Rachel Stewart is an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Check out her work here.

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.