Where the biggest wine drinkers live in the U.S.

America’s thirst for alcohol might know no boundaries, but certain parts of the country do seem especially parched.

No state handles its alcohol quite like New Hampshire, according to per capita consumption data shared by the Beer Institute. The libertarian New England state guzzles down more booze per person—some 40.8 gallons per year—than any other U.S. state, by The Beer Institute’s estimates. In fact, it’s not even all that close. Next in line are North Dakota, Montana, Nevada, and Vermont, which sip on just under 35, 34, 33, and 32 gallons per person, per year, respectively.

No state or district drinks more wine per capita than the country’s capital. And it’s not particularly close, either. Residents of Washington D.C. drink more than half a glass of wine per day on average, or roughly 25 percent more than any other state. Next are New Hampshire, which is responsible for just over 0.42 glasses per person, per day, Massachusetts, which consumes just under 0.35 glasses per person, per day, and Vermont, which polishes off just under 0.34 glasses per person, per day. Last are West Virginia, Mississippi, and Utah, which drink a paltry 0.08, 0.07, and 0.06 glasses per person, per day, respectively.


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