Drinking wine is increasing in popularity in the U.S., up 20 million gallons in one year from 2011 to 2012. The U.S. wine market is now the largest in the world; 13% of the world’s wine is consumed in the U.S.. Almost half of the U.S. population drinks wine, 11% drink it daily. More women prefer wine as their drink of choice than men. Chardonnay is picked most often as wine of choice.
There are over 7,000 U.S. wineries that produced over 360 million gallons of wine in 2012. California produces almost 90% of all U.S. wine and has half of the most popular wine destinations, including Sonoma County and Napa Valley. To learn more about the popularity of wine in the U.S., explore this infographic presented by SpareFoot!