Advertising Age’s Beer is Back as U.S. Drinkers’ Beverage of Choice Article
“Last summer, as sales tanked, many of the frothy beverage’s obituaries were sourced to a poll conducted by the Gallup Organization that found beer was no longer the beverage of choice for most Americans, who more frequently drank wine (39%) than beer (36%).
But, in a reversal, the just-released Gallup poll this year found that beer is again the beverage Americans drink most often, beating wine by a 41% to 33% margin. (Liquor, however, climbed to 23% from 21% last year.)
“We think this is a real sign that things are starting to turn,” said Bob Lachky, VP-global industry development at No. 1 brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos. “This is a reflection that, in terms of real sales, people still look to beer more often.”
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