Drinking wine is something seem to share more than we think, especially if social media is to be believed (shout out to 'Wine O'Clock' and 'Mommy Juice'). But, we're seriously consuming way more vino than our ancestors ever did.

According to WineInstitute.org, American indulge in about two and a half more gallons of wine per year as of 2016 than they did in 82 years ago. In 1934, the average citizen drank 0.26 gallons. By last year, that number rose to 2.94 gallons.

Prohibition likely curtailed wine consumption in the early 20th century. It was also not as in fashion to drink wine outside of dinner. Perhaps as we lead more stressful lifestyles and most moms are also working women, wine has come to signify relaxation and a bit of 'me' time.

Join me and SoJO 104.9 for some 'me' time Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing for the South Jersey Wine Festival to kick off the fall season! Hope to see you out there to sample some fabulous local varietals.

SOURCE: Wine Institute

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