There is certainly no doubt about it that wine is a very popular beverage here in the United States. After all, from French red wines to white Italian wines, there are so many options to choose from – and so many options even within those categories as well. After all, wine is the preferred beverage of many alcohol consumers here in the United States, with more than 45% of all women of a legal drinking age in this country choosing wine over beer or really any other alcoholic beverage that they might be offered.
And the popularity of wine of all varieties, from French red wines to rare wines to various other white wines is on the rise. In fact, the sales of wine in this country are anticipated to climb by more than 10% (around 11%, to be more specific) by the time that we reach the year of 2020, now just one full year away. But wine has a much longer history than just its consumption here in the United States, as truly impressive that consumption might be. In fact, wine dates back as many as 6000 years ago, when it was first created in the Middle East, though in the years since it has of course spread all throughout the globe.
And if you don’t like one type of wine, it’s likely that you’ll find another that you do quite enjoy, simply due to the fact that there are so many different kinds of wine out there in the world. French red wines are popular, as are most types of red wines, as red wine is the preferred type of wine for more than 35% of all wine drinkers here in the United States. But while French red wines and other types of red wines can certainly be exquisite and incredibly high in quality, they are sometimes too heavy and bitter for many people.
In such cases, it is likely that fine white wines will be instead preferred. After all, white wines are still very much popular here in the United States, with more than 30% if all people preferring white wine over any other type of wine in this country. White wines are oftentimes much lighter in flavor and lower in alcohol content, making it easier to drink more without becoming too intoxicated. Some people also find that drinking red wines, even high quality French red wines, gives them a headache and sometimes even a migraine. Switching to drinking primarily white wine can certainly help to alleviate this problem.
The moderate and responsible consumption of wine can even have a number of health benefits, though these benefits might be relatively modest in the grand scheme of things. But they’re not health benefits that should be overlooked, as having just two glasses of wine per day can lower your risk of an early death by as much as 18%, which, while a relatively small number, is still a considerable one, to say the least. Of course, it’s important to consider safe levels of drinking and not mixing alcohol with some types of medications. Binge drinking should also be avoided at all costs – as much as is reasonable and possible.
For many people, however, consuming wine safely is not a particularly difficult thing to do. After all, there are so many different occasions during which it is very appropriate to have a glass of wine or two. For example, going out to a nice dinner is the perfect time to indulge, as perfectly pairing a certain type of wine (perhaps one of the many varieties of French red wines) can even enhance your experience and the meal itself, making it incredibly worthwhile.
At the end of the day, there are many ways to enjoy wine and not everyone will enjoy it in the same way. But as there are so many different varieties of the stuff to choose from, it’s likely that you will find one that you enjoy, if not love. Wine is universally loved here in the United States.