Who are France’s biggest wine drinkers?

28th October, 2014 by Simon Howland

Following France’s return to the top of the table for global wine production, a media company has released regional wine consumption figures from across France.


French regions by regular per capita wine consumption (Source: Bonial).

According to the figures released by Bonial and based on a percentage of the population who drink at least once a week, producing wine doesn’t necessarily mean consuming wines.

The Pays de la Loire does lead with 43.5% of its population consuming wine each week but other key wine producing regions such as Aquitaine, where Bordeaux is located, with 38.3% and Provence with 38.2% sit around mid-table and Champagne fares even worse with only 31.6%, leaving the worlds top sparkling producer third from bottom.

But overall the French remain one of the biggest wine consuming countries in the world.

See below for the full list:

– Pays de la Loire (43,5 %)

– Midi-Pyrénées (42,4 %)

– Languedoc-Rousillon (41,6 %)

– Bourgogne (39,8 %)

– Poitou-Charentes (39,8 %)

– Franche-Comté (39,6 %)

– Alsace (39,2 %)

– Bretagne (38,8 %)

– Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (38,3 %)

– Aquitaine (38,2 %)

– Rhône Alpes (37,8 %)

– Auvergne (37,5 %)

– Île de France (36 %)

– Basse-Normandie (36 %)

– Limousin (35,4 %)

– Haute-Normandie (34,9 %)

– Centre (34,8 %)

– Lorraine (31,9 %)

– Champagne-Ardenne (31,6 %)

– Nord Pas de Calais (30,3 %)

– Picardie (28,7 %)

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