Just read where WINE is replacing BEER among young people during casual "get togethers". SO...do you agree?

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Just read where WINE is replacing BEER among young people during casual "get togethers". SO...do you agree?

Bignuf Bignuf
Is wine replacing beer for the casual get together? Even in traditional "beer" country, this is supposed to be "happening". What is YOUR take? Beer or Wine (or BOTH???) for casual social get together's?
01/14/2012
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Ghost Ghost
I don't really know. I'm not very social and don't go to "casual get togethers" much, and when I do, I tend not to drink. When I do drink, it's usually either a Maitai, Pina Colada or Absinthe (at home).
01/15/2012
Rossie Rossie
Everyone has their own preference, you can't limit and serve just one type of alcohol in gatherings.
01/15/2012
Katsmeow Katsmeow
I would have to agree that wine is becoming more popular. My Sir and I only drink wine but we still have friends who also drnk beer. Wine is a little more expensive but much more variety.
01/15/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I'm not a huge fan of beer (I think it tastes like carbonated water) and I've always preferred white wine over everything else. However, I only have a couple friends that like wine. Of course, this doesn't represent most, so I'm not sure for sure.
01/15/2012
EnChAnTiNg EnChAnTiNg
Most bars, get togethers, and parties that I go to, the main beverage is still beer. I think a lot of younger people are still beer drinkers, and many younger women still prefer a mix drink over wine.
01/15/2012
Tagmstr Tagmstr
I prefer beer. Everyone I hang out with does as well. The only people I know who drink wine are 45+.
01/15/2012
Unforbidden Fantasies Unforbidden Fantasies
I usually drink vodka coolers, or vodka with 7-up. Most of the people I drink with, drink beer.
01/15/2012
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
My friends and I drink wine at get togethers, but I don't think it's replaced beer. Usually we have beer and wine.
01/15/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Not so long as poor college students exist.

My young-days group was into hard cider, hard lemonade, and wine coolers.
01/15/2012
markwashere markwashere
I love wine...
01/15/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Is wine replacing beer for the casual get together? Even in traditional "beer" country, this is supposed to be "happening". What is YOUR take? Beer or Wine (or BOTH???) for casual social get together's?
Every time I pay attention while at a get together generally the majority of men will drink beer/mixed drinks and the women will drink wine/beer.

Me personally, I cannot stand wine or beer. I've tried 50+ wines, all gross except 1. Probably tried 100+ beers and all absolutely disgusting. But here's the kicker, I can drink mixed drinks, for example Captain Morgan and Coke, mmmmmm one of my favorites. I can also drink Long Island Iced Teas, generally here they make them with 4-6 shots of liquor and a splash of coke. I guess i'm different than most.

I live in Wisconsin so just about everyone here is getting shit faced on a daily to weekly basis. I'm in the minority that drinks once every 1-3months. I live south of Green Bay and the GB Packers/Football is a religion here. So generally beer and football is all I see happening.
01/15/2012
Cherrylane Cherrylane
It depends on who your friends are.
01/15/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
I don't really know. I'm not very social and don't go to "casual get togethers" much, and when I do, I tend not to drink. When I do drink, it's usually either a Maitai, Pina Colada or Absinthe (at home).
Same here, except I usually only drink a little coconut rum in juice at home. I would LOVE to try absinthe, though.
01/15/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
i don't really drink, but i've been able to drink wine, my few attempts at beer have ended with spewing.
01/15/2012
Sir Sir
I honestly will usually prefer to have wine served to me, but I go for a beer every now and then. Beer is actually something I have more often, but wine is something I prefer.
01/15/2012
eeep eeep
Wine is becoming more and more popular among younger crowds, but what any particular group drinks depends on who they are (and what they can afford).Wine isn't near replacing beer yet, but it is working its way towards becoming common.
01/16/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Im not even a "social drinker". Most of the time when I go to get togethers, I have kids with me and its either hubby or me that have to drive home. So, beings he works his ass off during the week, I let him be the drinker

I would say though that most of our friends do about half and half. Some do beer, some do wine. I think for a more formal gathering tho, its usually wine. Guess it depends on what is on sale too LOL
01/16/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
I am 19 and I always buy wine for partys, so I guess it is replacing it a bit. Wine can be just as cheap as beer : )
01/16/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Any kind of alcohol can be very cheap. Although "cheap" usually means that it tastes like shit. I've been to parties with only hard alcohol, been to parties with wine, been to parties with beer, and been to parties with everything. Most people I know stick to beer and hard alcohol, since cheap wine is worse than cheap beer or cheap vodka.
01/16/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Is wine replacing beer for the casual get together? Even in traditional "beer" country, this is supposed to be "happening". What is YOUR take? Beer or Wine (or BOTH???) for casual social get together's?
No clue. I really never drink anymore, but used to... a lot. If I were to have a drink though, it'd be beer. Maybe that's not "lady-like" but I don't care. I like beer. Lol. I will take a drink of wine, but I really ain't fond of it. It upsets my stomach so badly. I stay away from it as much as possible, but my grandmother's husband makes it and insists that we all try it. Whew! It made me so sick just from a couple of sips that I can't even stand the smell anymore. I don't even drink during social get togethers anymore. Most of our get togethers our kids are involved so we keep the drinking very low and it's just not something I find fun anymore. One drink of beer is nice every so often though
01/16/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Most of the places that I go, beer seems to be the most served. I'm usually the only one drinking wine, although I'm usually drinking the wine because I know that I can drink just the one bottle and achieve that "just right" kind of drunk most of the time.
01/16/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
I'd much rather have a Black lable Jack #7 and a 2 litter of Coke. Next choice is Budwiser. Never wine, I've never been able to stand drinking wine.
01/16/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I would definitely agree, I'm soon to graduate from college and receive wine party invites all the time. I probably wouldn't get wine while out somewhere other than a nicer restaurant, but it's definitely been the drink of choice for get togethers.
01/16/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I kind of look at two group situations.

If the beer that is going around is bud or miller lite, or something equally generic, then its a party where people just want to get drunk and play drinking games. Not a fan of that type of get-together. Not even when I was in college. The only wine I see at those parties is in a box, or 5 dollars a gallon, and people are immaturely chugging it to get drunk.

If it's a get-together where people are more interested in lubricating their tongues, so to speak, around good company, then I see an equal mix. The beer is almost always something on the pricier side, or a beer that isn't designed to be shotgunned. Same thing for the wine. Both drinks are enjoyed for their taste and nuances, rather than their effects. That's my type of party. The conversation covers anything, from political philosophy, movies, cooking, and religion, all the way to sex, hobbies and other personal interests. People care more about what others are saying than listening to themselves speak.

I love spending time around young people who can appreciate the second type of party, rather than the "let's get wasted and make fools of ourselves" type of party.
01/16/2012
Beck Beck
I love my wine, but beer was popular when I was in school. I am not much for parties unless it is just me and my hubby.
01/16/2012
Taylor Taylor
I really think it depends on the particular group. My more "trendy" friends that are artists in big cities on the coasts definitely drink more wine than beer but also drink a lot of mixed drinks. It seems like my friends around here in the midwest seem to prefer beer over wine or mixed drinks.

I don't personally drink at all, but I have noticed differences in my different groups of friends for what they like to drink.
01/16/2012
bratofthekitties bratofthekitties
I'm currently in college and I've found that people drink so often that they'll get wine for weeknights/light party nights. Basically people who drink will get sick of/by beer and then switch to wine to keep up that party weekend.

Personally I prefer wine over beer and cocktails over all because I have a light tolerance and a small stomach so beer will make me too full.
01/16/2012
married with children married with children
I hate wine, more of a beer guy.
01/16/2012
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