Wine unites the country

happyelectionFor fun, we pulled some data last month on what voters around the country are drinking. In particular, we wanted to see what red states were drinking vs. blue states, and also what those “battleground” states were sipping as well. Interestingly enough, our bottle preferences are not nearly as divided as our politics. In fact, the number one wine was the same across party lines.

The top wine across the board? Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon. Great value, great wine – isn’t that what everyone wants, after all?

When we get to the #2 wine, however, the blue states go fancy on us. For them, it was all about the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, while the red and undecided states preferred the Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. The blue states and swing states met up again on the number 3 wine, preferring the Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava, a fantastic bubbly value, while red states took in the Glen Carlou Grand Classique. Red states seem to love their red wine…

The one wine  (other than #1) that both blue and red states choose? The Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon.

So, while our ballots may differ, our wine tastes remain similar. And if you can’t find anything else to drink to, drink to that!

P.S. Remember to VOTE Tuesday, November 6th!