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World's 11 biggest consumers of wine

Last updated on: June 29, 2012 10:13 IST

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Wine is a popular and important beverage that accompanies and enhances a wide range of European and Mediterranean-style cuisines, from the simple and traditional to the most sophisticated and complex.

Let's take a look at some countries that simply love wine.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: A carafe, a glass and a bottle of Chateau du Grand Moueys red wine are displayed in the tasting room of the Chateau in Capian, France.
Photographs: Caroline Blumberg/Reuters
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Vatican City

Litres per person: 54.78

Global rank: 1

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Image: Aerial view of St Peter's square in Vatican.
Photographs: POOL/Reuters

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Norfolk Island

Litres per person: 54.50

Global rank: 2

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Image: Old government buildings in Kingston, the capital of Norfolk Island.
Photographs: Roger Maynard/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Litres per person: 52.46

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of the city of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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France

Litres per person: 45.70

Global rank: 4

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Image: View of rooftops and the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.
Photographs: Mal Langsdon/Reuters
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Italy

Litres per person: 42.15

Global rank: 5

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Image: Trams travel in downtown Milan.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
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Portugal

Litres per person: 41.81

Global rank: 6

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Image: A reveler from the Portuguese village of Aveiro playfully chases a tourist during the Iberian Mask parade in Lisbon.
Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters
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Switzerland

Litres per person: 38.20

Global rank: 7

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Image: People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Turks and Caicos

Litres per person: 37.88

Global rank: 8

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Image: Turks and Caicos is ranked eighth.
Photographs: Courtesy, turksandcaicostourism.com
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Denmark

Litres per person: 35.09

Global rank: 9

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Image: Boats are seen anchored at the 17th century Nyhavn district, home to many shops and restaurants in Copenhagen.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Slovenia

Litres per person: 36.40

Global rank: 10

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Image: River Ljubljanica float near closed market in old part of the capital.
Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
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Andorra

Litres per person: 33.84

Global rank: 11


Photographs: Courtesy, Andorra Turisme
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