The Origin of Wine | Top 10 most wine consuming countries

The Origin of Wine


The Origin of Wine is still not specific, but the wine traces found by archaeologist says the origin of wine is from ancient China (7000 BC) and Georgia (6000 BC). The wine traces found in China is different from the wine traces found in Georgia. The wine traces found in China was a mixture of grape juice and rice, which indicates the rice is mixed for the fermentation process. The archaeologist suggests that wine production must have started in the Georgia region.

The origin of wine culture is from Georgia, which started between 6000–5800 BC. Later the wine was consumed and celebrated in ancient Greece, Thrace, and Rome. The wine was introduced to westwards and middle east countries by the travellers.

The variants of wine are Red wine, White wine, Rose wine, Orange wine, Sparkling wine, and Dessert wine. The most common wine is red wine and white wine. Research suggests that drinking Red wine occasionally good for your health. Italy, France, and Spain are the top 3 most wine-producing countries in the world.

Top 10 most wine consuming countries


1 France
France stands first in the list of most wine consuming countries in the world. France consumes 8.14 liters of wine per capita.
2 Portugal
Portugal stands second in the list of most wine consuming countries in the world. Portugal consumes 6.65 liters of wine per capita.
3 Italy
Italy may stand third in most wine-consuming countries, but it stands top in the list of most wine-producing countries. Italy produces 4,796,600 tonnes of wine. Italians drink 6.38 liters of wine per capita.
4 Croatia
Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The people in Croatia drink 5.80 liters of wine per capita.
5 Andorra
Andorra is a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain that stands fifth in this list, which consumes 5.69 liters of wine per capita.
6 Switzerland
Switzerland consumes 5.10 liters of wine per capita.
7 Slovenia
Žametovka is the oldest wine in the world producing at outside the Old Vine House in Maribor, Slovenia. Slovenia consumes 5.10 liters of wine per capita.
8 Hungary
Hungary country drinks 4.94 liters of wine per capita.
9 Moldova
Moldova country drinks 4.67 liters of wine per capita.
10 Argentina
Argentina stands 10th place in the list of most wine consuming countries but is stands at position 6th in the list of most wine-producing countries in the world. Argentina consumes 4.62 liters of wine per capita.

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