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The country with the highest per capita wine consumption in the world is Italy.

Answer: False.

However, nestled within Italy’s capital city of Rome is the true answer: the Vatican City State. Each of the approximately 800 people who live inside the Vatican City consume about 16 gallons of wine a year. The country’s wine usage is partly the result of the Catholic celebration in which bread and wine are consecrated during the Mass. By comparison, U.S. per capita wine consumption is about 3 gallons.

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