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Americans tap wine over beer
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which is pathetic given the vast array of chemicals added to commercial
wine.

i'll make my wine with plain grape juice and NO chemicals and leave it at
that.

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"Ray Calvert" wrote in message
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I read the article but did not see anything indicating that people were
considering chemicals when they were picking their poison. Maybe I missed
something. I wonder about the numbers though, They indicate Americans
drink about 24 gallons of beer and 2 gallons of wine per year. I assume
they mean for those who drink each, not an average of all Americans or of
all drinkers. That would indicate that people who drink beer drink about
235 beers a year while people who drink wine only drink about 50 glasses a
year. Wine drinkers must not reach for their alcohol of choice very often.
I certainly do more than my share by those standards.


50 glasses a year? That's less than one per week. I would guess that that's
the average for all Americans, not just wine drinkers.

From http://www.winexmagazine.com/archives/xercize.htm

"Per capita wine consumption in the United States in 1995 was: 2.13
gallons/adult"

which is close to your 2 gallons per year and for all adults, not just wine
drinkers. Of course, the average (mean) is more meaningful if you have the
standard deviation of the distribution. There's a lot of good statistical
information about wine consumption at
http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/vi...ntext=ucscecon
Table 2 gives the average and standard deviation of wine share but I'll have
to read this a few more times while sober to fully understand it. I
cross-posted to alt.sci.math.probability and sci.stat.math to see if any of
the stat wizards there could read anything into this. It looks like the
US-Canada share is increasing while the standard deviation as a ratio to
mean is decreasing, indicating a tightening up of the wine consumption
trends. (I really like the wine consumption by latitude graphs.)

Another interesting fact from that site:

"The approximate ratio of beer advertising to wine advertising is: 10 to 1"

Which is in the neighborhood of your 24 gallons of beer to 2 gallons of wine
per year, or 12-1. It looks like it pays to advertise.

Paul




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