Thursday, November 09, 2006

Update on Wine Consumption by State

Flipping through the 2006 Adams Wine Handbook, I notice that some of you are doing your share, and others are not spreading the gospel.

As an update to
last year's post on consumption by state, here are your progress reports:

2004 Top Ten
1. District of Columbia +3.2%
2. New Hampshire +1.3%
3. Nevada +1.8%
4. Delaware +3.2%
5. Massachusetts +2.0%
6. Vermont +2.8% (moves up to #6 on Connecticut's incompotent drinking)
7. California +4.1% (also passing CT)
8. Connecticut +1.0% (falls from #6 - drink up!)
9. New Jersey +1.8% (passes RI to move up a spot)
10. Rhode Island +.5%

Bottom Ten
42. North Dakota +3.5%
43. South Dakota +3.6%
44. Kentucky +.8%
45. Arkansas +4.5% (nice work!)
46. Oklahoma +3.4%
47. Iowa +2.8%
48. Utah +1.6%
49. Kansas -1.3% (d'oh!)
50. Mississippi -.6%
51. West Virginia -.9% (the bottom two fall farther behind...)

Other notables, Colorado -1.3%, Louisiana down -3.2% (obvioulsy impacted by Katrina), Texas -.9% and Pennsylvania -.9%. Rising stars: Arizona +4.3%, Florida +3.6%, New Mexico +3.5%, Tennessee +3.5%, and Alabama +3.3%.

Overall, consumption was up 2.1%. Not great, but at least its headed in the right direction!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Eric said...

Those are interesting numbers. I hail from Colorado, and it is not always our fault. Do you know how difficult it is to find a good wine menu at a restaurant here? In terms of numbers, a really interesting comparison would be to include context somehow. E.g., Colorado is way up there for microbrewed beer, so I'd be interested in the relation between the two fields.

November 27, 2006 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Adams handbook give ranking for gallons consumed by state?

CP

June 22, 2007 12:12 AM  

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