A Sober Forecast: Britons Will Drink Less Wine in 2016

Photo: flickr/Bayhaus

Photo: flickr/Bayhaus

The average British adult will be drinking one less bottle of wine per year by 2016, reports Financial Times. And it’s not just the U.K. that’s sobering up a bit—Argentina, Thailand, South Korea, Spain, France, and the United States are predicted to see a drop in consumption as well in the next four years. According to Vinexpo’s International Wine and Spirit Research, the trend boils down to a mix of economic and public health reasons.

China and Russia are two countries where wine consumption hasn’t—and likely won’t—hit a slump.

Needless to say, the wine industry isn’t thrilled about this news. However, Vinexpo Chairman Xavier de Eizaguirre tells the Financial Times that while there is less drinking on a regular basis, there is an overall rise in quality of the average drink. 

[via Financial Times; subscription required]

Latest News

All photos via

How to Properly Dine Like Rihanna

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Fidel Castro Breaks Silence, Talks about Cheese

Photos: Instagram

The Struggle Plates of Fourth of July 2015


What Your Chipotle Order Says About You

Apricot raspberry ice-cream cake over everything. Photo: @tracyshutterbean

This Week’s Best Instagram Food Porn: July 5, 2015


The Brilliance of Ghostface Killah’s Food Raps

Page 1 of 69012345...102030...Last »