Sparkling Wine Secrets: Germany, Austria, So Africa, Argentina, and Lodi Paired with Fried Chicken for a Bubbly Birthday Bash #WinePW

Clink different with sparkling wine secrets from around the world

Did you know Germany is the largest producer of sparkling wine in the world?  And that they drink more sparkling wine per capita than any other country in the world? In 2014, Germans consumed five bottles of sparkling wine per person — FIVE times the rate in the US! With about  two billion bottles of sparkling wine produced each year worldwide, one fifth are consumed in Germany which translated in 2017 to 400 million bottles of sparkling wine including Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco. In 2017, Germany produced 368.8 million bottles of Sekt– most of which the Germans enjoyed themselves. Austria comes in right behind, drinking four bottles of sparkling wine per person each year. The two countries represent the largest sparkling wine markets in the world, even though in 2020 they place fifth and 24th when it comes to exporting the bubbly: Continue reading