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.
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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.

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