As we have discussed the ethical issued related to production and distribution of wine, we will now focus on the ethical issues relating to the consumption of wine. The consumption of wine in U.S. has been on the rise since last fifteen years. The U.S. ranks 34th in wine consuming nations with wine consumption of 7.69 liters per capita per annum. The consumption of wine in 1994 was 404 million gallons which increased to 658 million gallons in the year 2008. These figures show the growing popularity of wine in U.S. Consumption grew 2.5% per annum. As capita income per person has increased, the wine consumption has also seen a increasing trend. According to U.S. Beverage Marketing Corporation, the organic wine consumption have rise in last few years. As people are getting environmental and health conscious, they are turning towards organic products. In 2003/04, organic wine consumption was about 6.5% of total beverage market in U.S., which increased to 9.5% in the year 2007/08. This signifies the important aspect of change in the human nature that is turning to the products which is beneficial to both humans and environment. The type of wine customer consumes depends on the number of factors namely per capita income, household size, preference of quality over price etc.
The nutrition facts of wine are minimal. There is no cholesterol or fat present in the wine. Generally, the alcohol content ranges in between 10-15%. Over consumption of wine can be dangerous to health as it can cause unconsciousness and high blood pressure.
Nutrition Facts (Serving Size 6 oz)
Amount per serving| Red Wine| White Wine|
Calories| 123| 115|
Protein| .28 grams| .14 grams|
Cholesterol | 0| 0|
Sodium | 8.5 milligrams| 8.5 milligrams|
Carbohydrates| 2.9 grams| 1.35 grams|
Vitamin B1(Thiamin)| .01 %| .01 %|
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)| .05 %| .01 %|
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)| .13 %| .12 %|
Organic wine is the wine produced from...