Study: W.Va. buys less wine than any other state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A study by The Beer Institute says West
Virginians drink less wine than people in any other state and are
next-to-last when it comes to drinking liquor.

But the State Journal ( says the study from
the industry lobbying group shows West Virginians are No. 17 when
it comes to buying beer.

The study was prepared by the West Virginia Bureau for
Behavioral Health and Health Facilities and the West Virginia
Prevention Center.

It says that while West Virginians tend to consume alcohol at
lower rates than the rest of the nation, sales have grown over the
past decade.

West Virginians have been drinking more distilled spirits in
that time, but not enough to move up in the rankings.

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