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Consumers more likely to drink wine at home

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine is more than three times as popular for home drinking than spirits a survey has revealed.

A survey of 120 students by former Punch customer service director Francis Patton who is now a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, said consumers are more likely to drink spirits in a pub.

"We have a generation that has moved on from the pub to the home and from beer to wine and spirits," he said.

Patton's survey asked students which drinks they prefer at home and at the pub or club. Wine won at home, with 43% putting it top, followed by beer (21.5%), vodka (12%) and overall spirits (9.5%).

At the pub, spirits were in front 31.5% with 25.5% being vodka, followed by beer 17.5%, then wine 13%.

However, the average number of units drunk per week was 26.5 higher than the recommended limit, but "nowhere near as high as many would expect".