According to a 2019 survey among regular wine drinkers, around 40 percent of Australian premium wine drinkers were aged between 18 and 34 years.
This statistic shows the wine sales share in the United States in 2021, by age. According to the report, consumers aged 65 years and older comprised the largest share of wine consumers.
Australians aged 18-24 years generally consume more standard drinks on a day they drink than any other age group. Those aged 70+ years are most likely to have 2 or less standard drinks per occasion.
But the number one spot, drinking most wine per person, is taken by Portugal, with 52 litres of wine per person and year. The numbers also reveal that there are some wine-producing countries that seem not to like their own products very much, drinking little of it.
Binge drinking is most common among younger adults aged 18–34. Binge drinking is more common among men than among women.
Even in countries that have tight restrictions on the sale of alcohol to minors, the average age of a person when they have their first drink tends to be around 13 or 14. Many people start drinking even younger than that.
The United States consumes the largest volume of wine of any country, at 33 million hectoliters in 2021. At 25.2 million hectoliters, France was the second leading consumer of wine worldwide.
For sure in the western world, Millennials are proven to spend more on quality foods and drinks than the previous generations did, and wine is one of those fine products – the trend is somewhat global. According to Wine Market council findings, Baby Boomers and Millennials consume the most wine in the US.
Men are far more likely to drink heavily than women, with 42% of men reporting heavy drinking levels compared to 25% of women.
Historically, research on ethnic demographics on the prevalence of drinking and risk factors has been inconsistent, but this NIAAA-published demographic study shows: White males (74.27%) and females (65.10%) have the highest rates of alcohol consumption.
According to Silicon Valley Bank's State of the U.S. Wine Industry 2022 report, only 20% of millennials drink wine. And the industry is expected to face a 20% decrease in volume of wine consumption over the next 10 years, an effect predicted to be primarily influenced by millennial-drinking trends.
According to a Wine Market Council report, 42% of all wine consumers in the US were millennials between the age group of 21 to 38 years. The newest report states that 41% of millennials drink wine, and 58% of GenZ drink wine. Baby Boomers drink the most wine exclusively, but Gen Z, in particular, is catching up.
Regarding which sex purchases and pays more for wine, this study supports current statistics showing that women consume more wine, selecting it over other alcoholic beverages more than men, by at least 10%. However, men will usually spend more on a bottle of wine than women.
Currently, 70% of U.S. wine drinkers are White-non Hispanic, while 13% are Hispanic, 12% are Black, and 4% are Asian.
Teachers or coaches; Adults of legal drinking age; Particular sub-groups (e.g. athletes, social organizations, males / females, ethnic / racial groups, socio-economic groups); Vulnerable populations (underage youth, pregnant women, marginalized groups);
Generally speaking, millennials think of wine as a social drink, a connector that is meant to be shared. They look at wine as entertaining and engaging.
Looking at the amount of alcohol consumed per person aged 15 years or older, the Seychelles is in first place with around 20.5 litres of alcohol drunk per person per year, according to Our World in Data; studies show that young male peer groups primarily drink high amounts of alcohol in the Seychelles.
Belarus, a country that drinks the most liters of pure alcohol than any other country in the world, was also classified as having one the riskiest pattern of drinking.
While it may not taste amazing, drinking wine that's past its heyday will not hurt you. Remember, you're better off not trying to age your wine. So few bottles benefit from aging and you could end up ruining a perfectly good bottle.
Regular drinkers can trigger biological functions that make them age from the inside out. If you drink heavily or consistently, you could activate the aging process, putting you at risk of health conditions that typically affect older people.
Yes, wine does age in the bottle.
After around five years the composition of the phenolic compounds fundamentally alters the wine's character.