This Is the State That Drinks the Most Wine, According to Data

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Whether you're pouring yourself some pinot noir after a long day at work or you're having a crisp chardonnay during Sunday brunch, there's often nothing like a glass of wine to help you escape. In fact, it's the go-to drink of many Americans—in a Gallup survey, wine ranked as the second-favorite adult beverage in the U.S., with 30 percent of participants choosing it as their preferred drink. (Beer earned the top spot with 38 percent.)

In general, alcohol consumption has been rising in the U.S., as reported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and COVID only made those rates soar higher. But some states, it turns out, are drinking more than others.

VinePair used data from the NIAAA, collected from 1977 to 2019 (albeit pre-pandemic), to discover how many gallons of wine the average American drinks a year in each state. And it's clear that one particular place is overflowing with wine lovers, where each resident typically drinks up to 1.2 gallons annually. (By comparison the state that drinks the least wine sees its residents sipping only .11 gallons per year, which is 11 times less.) Want to know which state drinks the most wine of them all, and find out how your state measures up? Grab your rose and read on!

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50

West Virginia

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.11 gallons

49

Kansas

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.14 gallons

48

Mississippi

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.18 gallons

47

Utah

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.20 gallons

46

Oklahoma

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.20 gallons

45

Nebraska

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.21 gallons

44

South Dakota

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.22 gallons

43

Kentucky

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.22 gallons

42

Iowa

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.23 gallons

41

Arkansas

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.23 gallons

40

South Carolina

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.25 gallons

39

Georgia

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.25 gallons

38

Alabama

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.26 gallons

37

Indiana

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.29 gallons

36

Ohio

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.31 gallons

35

New Mexico

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.31 gallons

34

Wyoming

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.32 gallons

33

Tennessee

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.32 gallons

32

Pennsylvania

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.33 gallons

31

Texas

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.34 gallons

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30

North Dakota

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.34 gallons

29

Louisiana

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.34 gallons

28

Missouri

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.38 gallons

27

Maryland

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.39 gallons

26

Wisconsin

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.39 gallons

25

Arizona

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.39 gallons

24

Michigan

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.40 gallons

23

Minnesota

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.44 gallons

22

Maine

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.44 gallons

21

North Carolina

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.45 gallons

20

Illinois

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.45 gallons

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19

Virginia

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.49 gallons

18

Washington

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.51 gallons

17

Montana

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.51 gallons

16

New York

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.52 gallons

15

Florida

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.52 gallons

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14

Colorado

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.52 gallons

13

Alaska

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.53 gallons

12

New Jersey

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.57 gallons

11

Rhode Island

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.57 gallons

10

Oregon

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.58 gallons

9

Hawaii

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.59 gallons

8

Nevada

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.60 gallons

7

Connecticut

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.60 gallons

6

California

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.62 gallons

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5

Massachusetts

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.63 gallons

4

Delaware

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.72 gallons

3

Vermont

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.78 gallons

2

New Hampshire

Average annual amount of wine per person: 0.84 gallons

1

Idaho

Average annual amount of wine per person: 1.21 gallons

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