Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The World Alcohol Map
Everybody likes a drink. Even the Saudis like the occasional sip of wine when no one is looking.
The Wine, Beer or Spirits? map uses data from the World Health Organization to show how much alcohol is consumed in each
country around the world. The map also shows which drinks are the most popular in each country.
Mouse-over a country to see how much beer, wine and spirits are consumed and in what proportions. Or use the buttons to show the countries in the world which drink the most wine, the most beer and the most spirits. You can also click on the 'favorite' button to see which is the favorite drink in each country.
There are a few surprises on the map. For example, I was surprised by the relatively low amount of wine drunk in the USA and Spain, especially considering some of the great wine that gets produced in those two countries.