These Charts Show Where and How Much the World is Drinking

 - Jan 30, 2014
References: priceonomics & laughingsquid
Alcohol consumption stats are often the subject of much scrutiny, mainly because of the negative connotation attached to drinking. Drinking can be a great social activity when done in moderation, and these charts show who's doing it and how often.

It was a fair assumption to think that the 'fast life' stereotype that is tied to the USA would yield concerning results, but it turns out that America actually isn't the most brazen when it comes to alcohol consumption. Europe and Asia are right there with the States, and are even out-drinking them in some cases.

According to these alcohol consumption stats, France and Italy are leading the way when it comes to wine, which is right in line with expectation. Turns out the Europeans know how to hold their liquor.