Most of the wine consumed in the U.S. is white wine.

Answer: False.

Yes, false, but just barely. As of 2020, 46 percent of the wine Americans drank was red; 44 percent, white. Interestingly, for most of history, in nearly every wine-producing

country except Germany and Austria, red wines have been more popular than whites. Before the invention of temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, reds were easier to make in most parts of the world and seemed better suited to hearty meals and the hard physical labor that agriculturally based economies required. But after World War II, white wine consumption soared, particularly in the United States, thanks to changing lifestyles, the drastic reduction in agricultural employment, central air-conditioning, refrigeration, and the dietary shift away from red meat to lighter meats, fish, and vegetables.

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