Global Wine Consumption Increases


Global wine consumption increased for the seventh straight year in 2005 to 2.59 billion 9-litre case. Most of the increases came from drinkers in the US, UK and China too according to the 2005 edition of The Global Drinks Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast. China is projected to trail just France, the US and Italy in terms of total consumption by 2010.
The European Union continues to be the world’s largest wine market accounting for 58% of global consumption in 2005. The U.S only accounted for 11% while China was at 6% of the world’s consumption. Constellation Brands ws the world’s largest wine marketer exceeding 100 million cases.

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