I love a good bottle of wine and in fact my cellar (thanks to my wife) probably has nicer wines then beers most days. Gallup released this poll today showing that America is a beer nation however.
Beer has regained a comfortable margin over wine when U.S. drinkers are asked to name which alcoholic beverage they most often drink. In recent years, wine had narrowed the gap, including pulling slightly ahead in 2005 (though not by a significant margin), but for the first time since 2002, beer enjoys a better-than-double-digit advantage over wine.
Statistics also show a very steady, if not fast, growth in the micro brew world. A recent study showed that super premium, micro brews or specialty beer consumption was up 9.6 percent.