Readers Prefer Learning About Wine

It seems like our readers are a bunch of budding sommeliers; we asked readers what drink they would want to know more about, and a whopping 67 percent chose wine.

Bourbon and gin tied at second, with 13 percent of the vote, and beer came in last with only 7 percent.

Wine is notorious for being (somewhat) high-end, so the results were not a surprise. Of course, the best way to learn about wine is to drink it, so check out these January wine events around the country. And if you need a quick primer on the wine news lately, here are The Daily Meal's 20 wine predictions for 2012.

Beer's big loss, however, was fairly surprising, especially with the rise of local and artisanal beers and the amount of biergartens everywhere. But perhaps because everyone always talks about the best beers in the country and the best wines of the year, bourbon and gin just get pushed to the back. What alcohol do you want to learn more about?

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