Almost first half of 2010 pasted by and its time to run some statistics, what did I drink so far this year:
Mexico: 40 bottles
Spain: 28 bottles
Argentina: 12 bottles
Chile: 11 bottles
Italy: 7 bottles
France: 5 bottles
Germany: 3 bottles
USA: 3 bottles
Portugal: 2 bottles
Thats what I drank at home so far this year and doesn't consider wines consumed at restaurants, at friends house or at tastings.
Actually it was quite a surprise, I would have never thought that I'd consume that much mexican wine, I would have thought that my comsumption on Spanish and Italian wines would have been higher... but thats the numbers. So what about you? As this forum is mostly frequented by Americans I guess your consumption on US bottles is way higher then mine. So lets compare what the Snooth members drink.
Which country do YOU drink the most of...
- Reply by napagirl68, Jun 23, 2010.
I am 99% California, US and ~0.75% france and 0.25% South Africa.
- Reply by boccio, Jun 24, 2010.
This depends a lot on my current exploration taste and interest. I usually favor one particular region for a while (couple of months, or more) and than only explore that region. If I take last 12 months, I'd say it would go around this:
- 50% Spain (Ribera del Duero, Toro)
- 25% South Italy (Puglia, Sicilia, Sardinia)
- 10% My domastic Serbian wines
- 10% France, Bordeaux (mostly St. Emilion)
- 5% Open to anything new :)
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jun 24, 2010.
Drink or taste.
My drinking probably goes something like this
- Reply by Degrandcru, Jun 24, 2010.
Drinking, Gregory, drinking... purpose of this threat was to see what the community actually prefers to drink. Tasting is of course a different issue (especially if you work within the industry).
- Reply by Jayman, Jun 24, 2010.
I actually drink much less... it's mostly pretty much high percentage split between US, Australian, French and Chilean for me.I stick to mostly red's -- once in a while forced to drink whites at relatives... Here goes the percentages for a month (about 10 - 12 bottles)
US -- California (Napa/Sonoma) 40%
US -- Other (Washington/Oregon) 5%
French -- 15%
Italian -- 5%
Argentinan - 10%
Chillian -- 20%
Australian -- 5%
- Reply by lingprof, Jun 28, 2010.
Took a quick, informal count:
US -- California -- 45%
Australian -- 20%
S. America (mostly Chile) -- 15%
French -- 8%
Italian -- 8%
US -- Other (Washington) 4%
I was a little surprised by how new world I am, but Italy is definitely trending up these days. And I have a bunch of Bordeaux that I just look at thinking I should wait to drink them. But yeah. New World.
- Reply by Flamefighter, Jun 28, 2010.
This year, probably 85% US with 99% of that being from California, 5% Australian, 5% Italian and 5% from other countries mostly.
Living in California allows us to access CA wine without the shipping prices that many others pay so often times it is just cheaper to buy CA than French or Italian wines. There are some good prices on South American wines locally but I just don't know much about them so haven't gotten into them.
- Reply by Doctor Bob, Jun 28, 2010.