China drank 155 million nine-litre cases thereby overtaking France and Italy to become the world's numberone consumer of red wine.
The French buy 150 million cases of red wine a year, the Italians 141 million, the United States 134 million and Germany 112 million, according to a study by the French trade association VINEXPO.
The United States remains the world's top consumer of wine with sales expected to hit 385 million cases by 2017. It overtook France as the world's largest wine consumer in 2011. Culled..