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Most asked questions about beer and wine

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Photo from Robert S. Donovan via Flickr

Photo from Robert S. Donovan via Flickr

Wine and beer, in all their various forms are two of the most widely consumed adult beverages in the United States. Beer is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage and has reigned supreme as America’s top choice for decades. Trends and tastes do change over time and beer was knocked off its pedestal for a short time.

Back in 2005 for the first time ever, wine eclipsed beer as the alcoholic beverage of choice among adult drinkers. According to the 2005 Gallup Research Poll on Consumption Habits, 39% of American drinkers preferred wine compared to 36% of drinkers who preferred beer. Wine manufactures took notice of this upward trend for wine consumption and responded with a plethora of choices for both the wine connoisseur as well as the novice.

However, beer drinkers don’t despair. The most recent poll does show that beer is strongly back on top with a 40% market share while wine is holding steady at 34%.

While all this research shows that Americans do enjoy these beverages immensely, Ask.com has discovered that Americans still have lots of questions about their favorite adult beverages. Ask.com gets hit daily with thousands of questions about all sorts of various things related to these beverages – everything from how they are made to their health benefits to how to pick a great port or frothy brew.

Ask.com compiled a list of their Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions for both beer and wine and we at the Entertainer thought it would be fun to see what Americans are most curious about.

Top Questions Asked about Wine
1. How many calories are in a glass of wine?
2. How do I make wine?
3. What is port wine?
4. How many bottles of wine are in a case?
5. What is Marsala wine?
6. What wine goes best with chicken?
7. Who is the god of wine?
8. How long does wine last once opened?
9. How do I remove red wine spills from carpet?
10. What is the best way to open a bottle of wine?
Source: Ask.com

Top Questions Asked about Beer
1. How do I make beer?
2. Who invented beer?
3. How many calories are in a beer?
4. How much alcohol is in a beer?
5. How long does beer stay in your system?
6. Which beer has the highest alcohol content?
7. What is the best beer commercial?
8. How many beers are in a keg?
9. When was beer invented?
10. Which country drinks the most beer?
Source: Ask.com

For all the answers visit Ask.com but in case you were wondering here are a few of the answers……… Bacchus was the Roman god of wine. His name was Dionysus in Greek mythology. Wine is good for about 4 days after opening if it is recorked and a keg of beer contains 165 12 oz. servings. Now you know.

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