Survey: Czechs Consume Wine Than Beer

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The most popular alcoholic beverage in the Czech Republic is wine, beer comes in second place.

According to a study by Focus agency for the wine-growers’ association Vinařský fond, 73 percent of Czech adults consume wine, compared to 65% who indulge in beer.

The survey was conducted in August and September last year with more than 1,200 respondents over the age of eighteen. With regard to overall volume, ie in terms of the amount consumed, however, beer is still in the first place.

“The survey showed that wine consumers tend to be patriotic. Almost three-fifths prefer Moravian and Czech wines mainly because of the taste and in part because they wish to support domestic production,” said Jaroslav Machovec, director of Vinařský fond.

Most Czechs who drink wine prefer the whites (54%) – particularly semi-dry ones – by far more popular than the red (15%) or rosé (6%) varieties. A quarter of them declared not having any specific preference.

Two-thirds of wine consumers buy wine from retail outlets, but according to the survey, more and more people buy it in wine shops or directly from winemakers. Only five percent of wine drinkers buy the beverage online.

Compared to the previous survey, the average amount that Czechs spend on wine per month has increased slightly. It increased by CZK 25 to CZK 404.

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