Wednesday, 6:53pm: Wine o’clock!





A new study carried out by beverage bottler Cobevco, claims that adults are most likely to reach for a bottle of wine at 6:53pm on Wednesday evening.

The research indicates that the wine is 37% more likely to be red than white or rose, with the aforementioned midweek hiatus providing an ideal opportunity to take stock of the working week.

The study of more than 2,000 UK adults showed that men are the first to buckle at an average time of 6:40pm, while women tend to kick things off a little later at 7:07pm. More than half (52%) enjoy their wine with a meal, while 37% indulged with no food.

Gillian Walters, sales and marketing director at Cobevco, told the Daily Mail: "These results give us a great insight into the nation’s drinking habits.

"As our working week becomes longer and stress takes its toll, people are turning to wine as a midweek treat and a bit of an escape - whether from office life or their family.

"More are forgoing an evening trip to the pub for a beverage or two in the house, as increased alcohol duty takes its effect on affordability, especially in the on trade.”

The study also reflected recent WSTA figures, indicating that 76% of adults prefer to drink at home.
 
Main image by by WanderingtheWorld (www.LostManProject.com)
 
 

Written by: Ben Moss

Ben Moss 

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