Find a Job You Really Want In
There are some occasions that are just better with a glass of wine in one hand.
Work happy hours, weddings, and lazy Sunday brunches are just a few occasions that call for opening a bottle of wine.
However, wine fans are in luck, because February 24th is National “Drink Wine” Day. That means all day this Wednesday is Wine O’Clock.
To find out which states will be celebrating the hardest, we analyzed wine consumption data to see which states drink the most wine– and which states’ corkscrews are in the back of the drawer.
States That Drink The Most Wine
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Forget potatoes, Idaho consumes enough wine for every man, woman, and child (although hopefully the children aren’t drinking them…) to drink 38 bottles. Even Hawaii in #10 is still putting back 19 bottles.
States That Drink The Least Wine
These states (primarily in the south and west) aren’t wino states– with each state consuming less than 7 bottles per person. Keep reading to see how much your state drinks and what they’re drinking.
Each State’s Favorite Wine
Wine Jobs By State
If you are a real wine aficionado, you can take your love of wine one step further and make a career in the exciting wine industry. According to the BLS, wineries employ over 64,000 workers– a number that’s up 153%.
What states offer you the best shot at getting a job in wine? 58% of all winery jobs are in California (36,924). Oregon, New York, and Virginia follow, but California is the clear epi-center of wine.
How We Figured This One Out
To determine how much wine each state consumes, we took the gallons of table wine drank in each state according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. From there, we converted gallons into bottles, since that is the more standard purchase of wine. Roughly 1 gallon = 5 bottles of wine.
However, since some states are home to a lot of people and others a lot less, we then took into account the number of bottles consumed per capita. Of course, this number includes some non-drinkers and children (which are hopefully are non-drinkers…). Which means some in the state are drinking more and others drinking less.
Our numbers on winery jobs comes from the BLS
Finally, to find out each state’s preferred wine, we used google search trends. We only looked at search volume for specific types of wine– sorry ambiguous fans of “white wine.”
Maybe Don’t Drink At Work..
While a glass of wine might be an excellent way to unwind from work, drinking at work probably won’t help your career.
In fact, sipping some rose might profoundly upset your boss and endanger your job. So maybe save rose all day for your days off. Or better yet Chardonnay responsibly.
Even if your work culture means drinking at work is perfectly acceptable (for example, grabbing a lager from the beer cart at the trendy startup you work at), getting intoxicated is unprofessional and damaging to your professional reputation.
That being said, maybe in honor of National Drink Wine Day, you can arrange an after work hours happy hour.
Which state drinks the most wine (Plus wine jobs and favorite wine)
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