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10:41 PM on 11/28/2012
Somehow this is Obama's fault. His left wing policies are destroying french culture all the way from the US.
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sonny parker
05:45 PM on 11/28/2012
Survey says.....BS "low with the average adult now consuming the equivalent of barely a glass a day," Doesn't compute for the french I know...lolol
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peegan
My mermaid returned to the sea.
11:02 PM on 11/28/2012
For me either. I would guess that their sampling was city heavy.
Francois G
(S)trolling... don't feed me...
11:11 AM on 11/29/2012
They are average numbers. The main change I noticed about wine consumption (starting with me) is that drunk driving is more and more fought against by law enforcement forces. So instead of drinking a whole bottle in restaurants, people have a glass or two and bring the rest home.
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sonny parker
06:55 PM on 11/29/2012
I live in Las Vegas about 2 blocks from the strip sooo....I can get home from most places with a right turn...a left turn and another right turn....and...two people with a meal and a bottle of wine with two glasses each finishes a bottle of wine.....
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05:05 PM on 11/28/2012
They've evolved into lager louts.
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
04:19 PM on 11/28/2012
Supersize glasses are changing the way they count wine.
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redheaded stranger
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04:16 PM on 11/28/2012
Wonder how big the 'glass' is in France? A 2 liter bottle with a stem could pass for a 'glass' of wine.
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ddavidhealey
admit nothing deny all
05:02 PM on 11/28/2012
Also surely you can argue that by using the same glass you are only drinking one glass of wine. That's what i tell by GP anyway.As far as yoiur point about the size of the glasses well i have rather old Burgundy glasses as well as some Hock Glasses they are huge.
Jake481
My micro-bio is empty
06:26 PM on 11/28/2012
I've cut down to one fishbowl of Burgundy a day.
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vote4leon
Forget Love, I'd rather fall in Chocolate
09:43 PM on 11/28/2012
That is very astute of you ddavidhealey!
10:38 PM on 11/28/2012
The findings reflect a long-term trend that has seen France's average wine consumption fall from 160 litres per adult, per year in 1965 to 57 litres in 2010, roughly the equivalent of a drop from three glasses to one glass per person, per day.
yer
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03:50 PM on 11/28/2012
I'd be interested to find out how this changes the "French Paradox", healthy French while eating fatty foods so often heard about in the last 30 years. It was attributed to wine consumption since childhood. If that pattern is falling then is obesity rising? If it isn't linear then it may have to do with processed foods as France still have 300 kinds of cheese ;)
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
04:18 PM on 11/28/2012
It doesn't.

The French simply don't eat to gross excess. A little nice food goes a long way.
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
04:54 PM on 11/28/2012
Which implies normal foods not processed ones.  Cooking is still done
03:43 PM on 11/28/2012
I know. Sometimes they drink too much. Like Gerard Depardieu (pictured in the article) who drank one time so much wine that he urinated on a floor of the airplane isle right in front of all the passengers.
Francois G
(S)trolling... don't feed me...
11:14 AM on 11/29/2012
Don't tell a book by the cover...

Depardieu is hardly the average Frenchman...
RobbieB
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03:16 PM on 11/28/2012
Several interesting comments here as to the "why" consumption is down... I wrote a paper about 10 years ago in grad school comparing the effect of US culture (marketing, McDonald's, and TV) to the decline in wine consumption in France. Almost a perfect correlation.

While wine DID decline, beer and spirits consumption increased. I'd bet if one looked now, we also a similar increase in obesity and diabetes...
I-US
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03:31 PM on 11/28/2012
Yep.
Jake481
My micro-bio is empty
06:28 PM on 11/28/2012
Does this really have to be dropped on the US's doorstep? Heavy sigh.
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Karma2U
Blessed are the Peacemakers
03:01 PM on 11/28/2012
Can we see the chart on their recent cholesterol numbers?
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marignymitch
E pluribus unum percent
02:59 PM on 11/28/2012
The 'French' in this metric don't include Gerard, it should be noted.
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NY Guy
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him
02:08 PM on 11/28/2012
Their taxes are just too high to afford more than one glass.
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peegan
My mermaid returned to the sea.
11:07 PM on 11/28/2012
Yet somehow they can afford to live a better and longer life.
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machenga
Lattimer likes government spending on steroids
01:46 PM on 11/28/2012
Muslims now make up approximately 5-10% of the national population of France.

Islam forbids consumption of alcohol.

Overall wine consumption in France is dropping.

No, no coincidence here ;)
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02:15 PM on 11/28/2012
I thought the same thing. The research is flawed.
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blutopie
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11:30 PM on 11/28/2012
good call - I missed that
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ginadeoliveira2008
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01:41 PM on 11/28/2012
Good for the liver, bad for the heart!
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smmrselysummers
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05:03 PM on 11/28/2012
I thought it was the other way around. hmmmm.
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ginadeoliveira2008
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05:39 PM on 11/28/2012
I meant the lower consumption is better for the liver, not so for the heart!
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stephendelong1
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01:17 PM on 11/28/2012
They cannot afford, more than one glass.
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Kermudjin
01:03 PM on 11/28/2012
How large is that one glass?