03 September 2008

Wine vs. Coffee vs. Tea vs. Beer vs. Soda

Today's face-off compares the Google-popularity of the common beverage categories (excluding the unprepared, naturally-available milk and water):

Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of wine in all years.
wine 1.46
coffee 1.00
tea 0.90
beer 0.82
soda 0.26

Wine triumphs! Does this mean the US is a top wine consuming nation after all? Of course not: according to US government statistics, Americans for instance consume 11 times more coffee than wine:

Of course, the annual peak of wine consumption at year's end doesn't hurt as is evident in the Google Trends graph.

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