People in the US are drinking more wine than ever before — twice as much as in the 1960s, according to the National Institutes of Health. And while Americans are sipping more vino from coast to coast and northern border to southern border, some states are breaking out the bottles more than others.
The NIH compiled data on exactly how much wine each state drinks based on wine sales (which it calls “apparent alcohol consumption for the States”) in 2016, and the results might not be what you’d expect. In terms of pure volume, states with higher population expectedly won out. California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Illinois make up the top five in total amount of wine purchased. The bottom five also followed population numbers: Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.