Thursday, August 24, 2006

Beer Regains Slight Lead Over Wine

WineUpBeerDwn-w.jpgIn Gallup's annual survey of American's alcohol drinking habits, 41 percent of American drinkers surveyed said they drink beer most often, 33 percent said they drink wine most often, and 23 percent said they drink liquor most often.

The current results of the consumption habits poll represent a departure from what Gallup measured in 2005, when wine--for the first time ever--edged out beer by 39 percent to 36 percent as the most popular drink (a statistical tie). Similarly, data released by Wine Market Council earlier this year showed younger consumers in particular drinking either less beer and less spirits (or both) but at the same time drinking more wine.

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