Americans drank more wine than ever before in 2010, but they are still seeking out value bottles, which means larger wineries enjoyed a better year than smaller, higher-end operations. Wine consumption by volume grew more than 1 percent in 2010. American's wine-consumption recorded its 17th straight annual increase, according to The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast, 2010 Edition. American consumers spent more than $40 billion on wine last year, another all-time high. Wine Spectator reports.