Brits drink more South African wine than French
Latest figures show that for the first time, the British are drinking more South African wine than French. South Africa nudged ahead of France with sales growing 20% by volume to 12.27m cases in the 12-months ending 23 January 2010, according to AC Nielsen. This compared to a 12% decline in French wine sales to 12.26m cases.
The figures put South Africa in fourth place in UK volume wine sales behind Australia, California and Italy.