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English speaking countries top wine drinking consumption

Published:  23 July, 2008

Half of American, Australian and British wine drinkers drink wine at least twice a week, compared with a quarter of Finnish and 32% of Japanese wine drinker, the latest research from Wine Intelligence reveals.

Resistance to screw-cap closures was present across all the markets studied in the survey.

Over one third of respondents said they disliked screwcaps but 23% stated that they do like them and countries which found themselves less resistant to the idea included the UK, Australia, Finland and Japan.

This compares with 64% of respondents who said they like their wine sealed with natural cork compared to 4% of wine drinkers.