Infographic: Beer Versus Wine

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This nice camparo between the world’s greatest beverage and one made with grapes is making rounds across the Internet, thanks to FinancesOnline.

While it’s very informative and pretty to look at, it bothers me a bit that beer isn’t declared the hands-down winner at the bottom (I’m a sucker for a happy ending).  What’s more disturbing is the very real trend that’s pointed out about a quarter way through – beer once used to be the darling beverage in the USA, having a 20-point edge over wine in popularity polls.  That’s now dwindled down to 1 percent and will probably continue to slip, which is a total buzzkill for beer fans.  But hell, it’s Monday – the whole day is a buzzkill! 

wine-versus-beer-infographic

Tip of the hat to Jay Brooks over at Brookston Beer Bulletin, who had this up first. Follow him on Facebook!

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Author:Jim Galligan

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9 Comments on “Infographic: Beer Versus Wine”

  1. September 30, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Proud to be driving up that per-person average! But do cans count too?

  2. September 30, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Some of their beer figures, i.e., number of attendees at a beer fest, and highest ABV seem to be contradictory.

  3. September 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    So the herd is grazing elsewhere. I will drink what I like. Fun graphic though.

  4. September 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m 93% beer but do enjoy the wine occasionally. Just spent an afternoon in the Finger Lakes of New York and got to taste beer and wine coexisting side by side in wedded, if blurry, bliss. Brought a few bottles of wine home. And a 6 pack of Ellicottville Oktoberfest (not exactly in the Finger Lakes, but we deliberately took the long way home via Buffalo just to go the EBC!)

    • September 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      And… the War Horse Brewing Company just south of Geneva, NY and part of 3 Brothers Wineries and Estates had a light Pilsner blended with… I’m thinking a chardonnay… and it was a great tasting beer! Got to sample the beers and wines on the same estate. See, both worlds coming together!

  5. September 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    My bones are amazingly strong, apparently.

  6. October 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Thanks for sharing that! My takeaway was that Canadians need to drink more beer to get up there on the top beer-drinking countries’ list!

  7. October 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on A Pint in Michigan and commented:
    Definitely worth a reblog, since I speak about beer with such (sometimes too much) reverence. It’s always nice to have data back you up.

    Thanks to the Beer & Whiskey Brothers for bringing this to my attention.

  8. October 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I was a beer girl in college and all of my 20s, but it comes down to the “zing,” as you say. I don’t have time to down 9 pints of beer to make me forget my aching lumbar. These were all great facts, though the topselling wines made me sad; those are all the wines I tell my husband to never purchase and please for the love of God, never never take to a party. And speaking of parties, it’s the old cliche; all the husbands are drinking beer (or liquor) and all the ladies are drinking wine. And these are church parties.

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