Britain continues to enjoy wines from Australia, Burgundy and other overseas regions more than any other country in the world, having maintained its place as the world's most prolific importer.
Australian wine remains the firm favourite among British oenophiles, who buy more of the Antipodean tipple in terms of volume and value than any other country, according to International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR).
Meanwhile, wine consumption in the UK rose by 1.1 per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year and the average bottle of wine in the UK carries a price tag of £5.21.
The UK is set to spend £9 billion on wine by 2014, although Australian white wines such as Mount Pleasant and Rosemount appear to have proved more popular to drink than Burgundy reds such as Puligny Montrachet or Domaine Leflaive.
Bourdeaux and Burgundy still have a lot to offer the world wine markets, however.
France is expected to maintain its position as the biggest producer of wine over the next four years, having produced 419 million cases in 2010.
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