The 9 most popular types of wine in the UK

Wine is the UK’s favourite alcoholic drink, according to a new survey, with more than eight in every 10 drinkers opting for vino.

A YouGov survey of over 2,000 consumers found that, among adults who drank alcohol in the past 12 months, wine was drunk by 81% of people, narrowly beating both beer (79%) and spirits (79%) to the top spot.

This means that some 33 million people in the UK drank wine in the last year.

And when they were asked about their favourite drink, wine came out on top again, with almost 30% (28%) saying it was their tipple of choice, compared to 23% who said they preferred beer, and spirits coming in third with 21% of the vote.

The survey was carried out by Wine Drinkers UK, a campaign group backed by wine commentators, companies and enthusiasts including Helena Nicklin of Amazon Prime TV series The Three Drinkers, Treasury Wine Estates and Concha y Toro UK.

The group has launched a a campaign calling on the government to “address the unfair duty levels that are applied to wine in comparison to other alcoholic drinks.” It said that tax rises on wine in the last decade (39%) have “far outstripped those on beer (16%) and spirits (27%).”

The group also said that the survey shows there is a misconception with the typical wine consumer in the UK. While wine came out on top with those in the ABC1 category – considered “middle class” consumers – wine also matched beer in terms of popularity when it came to C2DE consumers, with 23% of drinkers in this category saying they drink both.

In addition, the report also asked drinkers which wines they opted for most often.

Click through to find out which types of wine are most popular with UK consumers right now….

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