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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wine in decline, Gallup poll finds

According to a Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits poll conducted this July, wine is losing ground to beer as the alcoholic beverage of choice for drinking Americans.

Wine drinkers briefly outnumbered beer drinkers by three percentage points in 2005, but the most recent statistics show that 42 percent of adults in the U.S. most often drink beer while 31 percent most often drink wine. Twenty-three percent most often drink liquor.

Beverage Preferences

Most of the shift has occurred in drinkers between the ages of 30 and 49. Drinkers aged 18 to 29 prefer beer or liquor, while those over 50 prefer wine.
J. Silverheels Gray, 8:46 PM


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