We read about all sorts of positive stories about the benefits of wine consumption, but this post over at TechCrunch had me scratching my head a bit. After clicking over to the new statistics site Swivel, I had to smile at what appears to be a positive correlation between the lowering of violent crime and the increase in wine consumption. Of course, these are most likely not related, so itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s best to check out a comparison that makes more sense like comparing wine to beer. I like the trends here 😉
Brian Mulloy says
Now that is a useful graph.
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I’ll try to create more that make sense, as well, Brian. A very useful tool you have created; thanks!
Could the recent upsurge in Wine consumption be a direct correlation of Beers drinkers switching to Wine and the broader use of the “Screw-cap Wine bottle?! The timing looks about right…
1) I am doing a project for a viticulture class & neds some stats. Anyone know of a place to find Gewurztraminer production & consumtption stats? I have to argue a financial rationale for developing this crop.
2) In comment to the great graph – thanks, it is perfect for my other project, Cheers! But, I agree the increase in consumption may also be related to meeting consumers needs not only with screw caps but also Boxed Wines. Yea, it’s a huge market (beer) that I want to tap into for the wine industry. Thank you again for the graph.
Not sure if the stats you are looking for are publicly available or not. I’d check with The Wine Institute and similar groups in other regions.