Monday, February 6, 2017

Beer vs Wine, in popularity survey

This survey tells us that most American adults prefer beer, but wine is preferred by women, folks over 65, and the wealthy.

There is a revered place for good craft beer, certainly, and there is a place for cheap lager beer (we like it for a hot day, or for barbecue). But it is gratifying to see wine continue to gain. I don't want to anger beer lovers, but allow me to pontificate on wine's pleasures: the diversity of fruit flavors seems to find fuller expression in wine, and if you don't care for the bitterness of hops, then wine is better. I'm glad to have a choice of both, depending on the situation, but if I had to choose only one for the rest of my life-wine or beer?-there isn't even a second thought-it's wine, by a landslide!