Guess Which State (or District) Drinks the Most Rosé Per Capita

Here’s a hint: It’s full of politicians, lobbyists and stressed-out millennial staffers.
Related To:

Here’s a hint: It’s full of politicians, lobbyists and stressed-out millennial staffers who could probably stand to have a glass of wine to unwind after a hard day of partisan bickering.

Yup, Washington, DC, our nation’s capital, is also the capital of rosé sipping, drinking eight times more of the pale pink drink than the state of California, according to a new report by wine-discovery platform Wine Access.

It’s nice to imagine the red and blue factions in the District coming together to embrace a mutually pleasing color when it comes to wine, isn’t it? And the thirst for rosé seems to stretch all the way across the nation: It’s the fastest growing wine in the United States.

According to Wine Access’s Through the Grapevine report, which took into account 10 years of the company’s own sales data, one out of every 36 bottles sold via its platform in 2017 was rosé, up 1,400 percent (!) from 2015, when rose accounted for only one out of every 510 bottles sold.

Pinot noir and red blends are also gaining ground; Americans are consuming six times as much of them as they were just four years ago, the report notes.

To be sure, differences remain — Wine Access found that blue states tend to favor imported wines, while red states more frequently opt for domestic wines — but it’s pleasing to know that, in these fractious times, we’re at least united in our enjoyment of a nice glass of vino.

Photo: iStock

Related Links:

Keep Reading

Next Up

Drink Pink: How Rosé Got So Popular

If you’ve found yourself suddenly drinking rosé wine, you’re part of a national trend. But how did the pretty pink wine get so popular, so suddenly?

Which Wines and Oils Do I Use When Cooking? — Fix My Dish

Don't stress about what kind of wine to cook with. It's pretty straightforward: If it tastes good in the glass, it'll taste good in the dish.

Wine to Get the Party Started

Having a party next week and don't know which wine to buy? Or how much? Follow these wine tips to make your party tops.

Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Enter for a Chance to Win a Zig Zag Wine Bottle Holder

Win a Zig Zag Wine Bottle Holder by Emilia Ceramics!

How to Send Wine Back — Outsmarting Wine

The easiest way to send back a bottle is to bring your server into the fold and ask his opinion.

Holiday Drinking Strategies

This December, don’t guzzle down hundreds of empty calories at holiday parties. Instead, review these helpful tips before heading out to your next shindig.

Red Wine on the Cheap (But Still Delish)

After a busy week with my kids and work, I like to relax with a nice glass of wine or two. These days, we’re all on a budget—so I scouted out the best tasting wines for your buck from Joe Girardi, a wine buyer for Stamford Wine & Liquor in Connecticut.

Some Like It Cool: Serving Temperature and Wine

The following wine temperature guidelines for white wine and red wine will cast your wine in the most flattering light.

Red Wine: Is It Healthy?

Red wine has been coined the good-for-you alcohol. Does it really provide an amazing-for-you benefit or is it an over-hyped health halo?