Pennsylvania Doesn’t Drink That Much Wine, Comparatively

Data from the Beverage Information Group ranks us just 37th among most wine consumed per capita.

We here in Pennsylvania may be lushes — after all, Philadelphia alone bought over $59 million in wine and $51 million in vodka in 2012.

But that really wasn’t that much: According to a report from Business Insider using data from the Beverage Information Group, Pennsylvania drinks just 5.6 liters of wine per capita — ranking it 37th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia on the list. Alabama drinks more wine than we do!


No. 1 on the list, at 25.7 liters per capita of wine consumed a year, is Washington, D.C. (Yikes!) No. 2 is a more reasonable 19.6 liters of wine from New Hampshire. Coming in at No. 51 is West Virginia at a minute 2.4 liters; your probable guess for last place, Utah, is No. 48.

[Business Insider]

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  • crateish

    This is sad. Wine is the beer of wines. Drink More Wine!

  • Albert Brooks

    Is this taking into account all the wine that Philadelphians buy in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland because of the crappy PLCB system we have?