Sarah on August 15, 2013 1 Comment A recently released Gallup poll reveals some interesting trends in America’s drinking preferences. It seems that beer, previously crowned America’s favorite, is no longer holding its own. Wine, on the other hand, has increased in popularity as much as beer has fallen off. Seeing as beer had a 20% advantage on wine as recently as 1992, it’s astonishing to now see that the two are practically tied. source What’s to account for the change? One of the more surprising explanations lies in the data for the 18 to 29 year old age group. This age group’s preference for wine has increased 10% in recent years, from 14% of younger Americans preferring wine in the years 1992-1994 to now 24% stating wine as their drink of choice in 2012-2013. source As someone who believes that wine is more than just a beverage, but also an educational and globalizing eye-opener, I think this is great news. Evidence suggests that if this trend continues, it won’t be long until we all stop to smell the rosé and wine becomes America’s undisputed favorite.