Men fear ridicule over ordering wine

British men enjoy drinking wine at home but avoid ordering it in a pub in case their friends make fun of them, a recent survey has claimed.

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A study of 1,500 adults, commissioned Côtes du Rhône wines, found that nine out of ten men would drink the odd bottle of wine in their own home, but just one in four would drink wine while on a night out with male friends for fear of being made fun of.

A spokesman for Côtes du Rhône wines, which commissioned the report, said: ”A large number of British blokes now say they enjoy a glass of wine when in their own home, but the majority still swap their Paris goblet for a pint pot, or order a spirit and mixer when out with friends in the pub, at a party or in a restaurant.

”Just a small number of men drink a glass of wine when down the pub. At parties the number increases slightly, and in a restaurant than figure rises to just over half.”

The study also found that a quarter of men serve wines in an attempt to impress their guests, while three in five men said they wouldn’t’ serve a wine they had at first enjoyed at a friend’s home.

In comparison, just one in five women said they would pick a wine to create a talking point, and were generally happier to serve an accessible wine to suit their guests.

 

One Response to “Men fear ridicule over ordering wine”

  1. This may very well be true but hang in there and order what you like.

    Tom Payette
    Winemaking Consultant

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