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Red v White: What your Choice of Wine Says About You

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Red v White: What your Choice of Wine Says About You
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New research has revealed that our preferred choice or red or white wine might reveal more about us and our habits than perhaps we'd like to let on.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 Americans (21+) commissioned by Coravin and conducted by OnePoll, drinking on average four glasses of wine a week, there are discernable differences in both the personality traits and wine knowledge between red wine and white wine drinkers.

Forty five percent of red wine lovers are more likely to consider themselves “wine aficionados” opposed to 31 percent of white wine lovers.  And with reason. Red wine drinkers know how to hold a wine glass, know what ‘tannins’ are and know how long it takes for wine to oxidize and are likely to spend slightly more on a bottle.  They are also more likely to find it a turn off if a date doesn't share a sufficient level of wine knowledge!

Red wine drinkers also prefer jazz music over white wine drinkers' choice for punk rock, are morning people, introverts, and dog people, whereas white wine drinkers stay up late, are more extroverted and prefer cats. 

When it comes to personality traits, red wine drinkers describe themselves as “adventurous, humble, and organized” while white wine lovers are “curious, sarcastic, and perfectionists.”

Red wine drinkers

People who prefer red wine are more likely to:

• Be a “wine aficionado”
• Early bird
• Introvert
• Prefer dogs to cats
• Listen to jazz music
• More likely to identify as adventurous, humble and organized
• Willing to spend slightly more per bottle ($40) 

White wine drinkers

People who prefer white wine are more likely to:

-Be a night owl
-Be extroverted
-Prefer cats to dogs
-Listen to punk music
-Identify themselves as curious, sarcastic and perfectionists
-Spend slightly less per bottle ($37)

Anyway, if you're hosting a party, forget about any drink preferences. When we drink socially, 75 percent of people will drink what everyone else is drinking, even if they'd prefer to drink something else!


Top image: Ralf Smallkaa/flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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