The U.S. is clearly behind in a number of areas with alcohol consumption being one of them. We don't even make the top 15!
The World Health Organization compiles these studies and this one is an interesting aside for a Wednesday morning.
15 Countries That Consume The Most Alcohol
Unsuprisingly, the list is dominated by former Soviet bloc countries with a smattering of western usual suspects at the bottom (Ireland, UK, France). South Korea was a surprise to me, checking in at #11. Who knew?