It's no secret that Americans have entered a long-term relationship with wine. According to a new Gallup poll, conducted from July 10 to 14, 35 percent of alcohol-consuming respondents drank wine more often than any other alcoholic beverage this year, a statistical tie with beer, at 36 percent. Wine has only matched or surpassed beer twice before, in 2005 and 2011, with beer regaining primacy during the recession. The figures represent a major shift in drinking habits. In 1992, 47 percent chose beer and only 27 percent wine. Wine Spectator's Ben O'Donnell reports.
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