The consumption of alcohol is celebrated around the world. Here in the United States we make up holiday specifically to drink! The same goes for countries around the world. However, some countries drink more than others. Can you guess which ones are the ones the drink the most? Well, here is a list of the top ten countries that drink the most!
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The French are stereotyped as snobs and rude jerks. That might be true, but the real fact is that the French love to take their time to drink wine. Yes, the French love wine with most meals. They use the alcohol beverage as a means to socialize as well. Their alcohol consumption is 14.2 liters per capita per year. The local liquor is champagne.
The Italians are another country that cherishes wine. Just like the French, they consume it with most meals and feel very comfortable letting their kids join in. For Italians, wine is part of the meal, so kids are not deprived. Their most popular wine is Chianti. Italians consume 8 liters per capita per year. Their local liquor is grappa—a by-product of wine made into a liqueur that has a stiff sipping taste.
The Czechs are crazy for beer! That is their medicine, their poison, their passion. The Czechs are known for brewing the worlds best pilsner and lager. Too bad that the United States does not import beer from the Czech Republic! The Czechs consume 11.8 liters per capita per year. However, with beer, they consume 156.9 liters per capita per year. Czechs known for lager and pilsner.
The Germans wash their food down with beer. No questions asked. Also, they can buy beer for the price of water anywhere—market, liquor store, newspaper stand, etc. Beer is available everywhere, and it can be consumed in public. The Germans are also known for their Bavarian fest called Oktoberfest that last 16 days between the months of September and October. Yes, 16 days of drinking. Only in Germany! Germans consume 10.5 liters per capita per year. Beer consumption is 116.8 liters per capita per year. Germany is also known for their wheat beer.
The Danish are a very relax people when it comes to booze. It is claimed that 95% of 15-year-old teenagers are drinkers in Denmark. Wow! That is an astonishing fact. Out of the Scandinavian countries, they have the lowest prices for alcohol. The Danish consume 11.5 liters of alcohol per capita per year. As for beer, it is 89.9. Danish are known for their lager.
Back in the days when this country was used a penal colony for the Brits, rum was used as a currency among convicts. So, being drunk all the time was a normal thing. Australia is known for their social drinking and alone drinking. Aussies love to be loud as well when inebriated. Anyway, their total consumption is 9.8 liters per capita per year. Beer consumption is 109.9 per capita per year. Despite beer being very popular in Australia, they are known for wine made from the Shiraz grape which is indigenous in Australia.
There is only one word that comes to mind and that word is vodka. Yes, that is all they usually drink is vodka. They don’t mix it with anything. When Russians go out, they drink vodka in a wine glass like water. Vodka cocktails were most likely invented in the U.S. or in Europe, outside of Russia. In Russia, it’s vodka. They consume 9.29 liters per capita per year.
The English have a 24-hour drinking law. Wow! On top of that, they do not discriminate the different flavors of beer, stouts, pilsner, ales, etc. The English are traditionally known for their scotch and whisky. The English have a huge reputation of being binge drinkers with drinking casualties rising in the last decade. The English consume 10.4 liters of alcohol per capita per year. The beer consumption is 99 per capita per year.
Who? Yes, Finland holds real drinkers of the world. The Finnish love to drink to pass the time during their grimm winters which usually reaches -30°. The Finnish people have to drink to stay normal right? They consume 9.9 liters per capita per year. They are known for vodka and stouts.
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Wow! It’s not the United States! The number one drinking country goes to Ireland which is known for being the best binge drinking country. Binge drinking is normal in Ireland. Saint Patty Day or St. Patricks’ Day is pretty much the national holiday. Yes, everyone binge drinks on that special day in which one must wear green. They are known to consume 14.2 liters of alcohol per capita per year. The beet is 131,1 per capita per year. The Irish are mostly known for stouts and lager.
J.L. Herrera is a freelance writer across the internet who loves soccer, football, sports in general, and creative writing. He was also a high school English teacher in Los Angeles, CA, for over ten years. He is now living his dream as a writer, and is constantly in search of the truth and just plain fun.