Some 2011 Facts: Wine, Global Cooling, $3 Nat GasMark Perryupdated Jan 02, 2012TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.1. "For the first time in recorded history, America bought more wine in 2011 than any other country in the world." 2. "Napa Valley experienced another cooler than average wine growing season — a decade-long trend. The cool summer led to “the latest start to harvest that any vintner or grower can remember." The first grapes for the sparkling harvest were brought in on Aug. 29." Source: "A Look Back at the Year in Wine" (thanks to Joe Lais)3. "Three dollar natural gas or to be precise $2.98 for a thousand cubic feet on December 30, 2011 natural gas was the biggest, most powerful energy and environment fact of 2011." Source: John Hanger, energy expertEditorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.