Favorite Red And White Wines In The U.S.


Lots of us like to sip a little wine from time to time, but what we like to fill our glasses with may surprise you. According to a new poll on wine-drinking habitsfrom YouGov, most Americans (60%) enjoy an occasional glass of wine, with about a third (34%) drinking wine at least once a month.

The survey of nearly 1,200 American adults also reveals the kind of wine America is drinking. Red wine is the most popular (69%), followed closely by white (65%) and then rosé (55%). It breaks down the top red and white varietals and finds that the most popular reds are merlot (19%), cabernet sauvignon (18%), pinot noir (12%) and zinfandel (12%). And for the whites, surprisingly Moscato is the most popular pick (23%), followed by chardonnay (17%), riesling (14%), pinot grigio (13%), and sauvignon blanc (11%.)

But how do you choose your bottle? If you’re like most people polled, price is key, with 66% saying it was their biggest concern when buying wine. About a quarter (24%) of those surveyed say they try to spend less than $10 on a bottle of wine and that may be because over half (57%) admit they’re not very confident that they’d be able to tell the difference between a $5 bottle and a $100+ bottle of wine.

Source:Food and Wine