Most wine in the US is bought by millennials

(FOX News) - Good news.  Not only does drinking wine helps keep you young, if you’re sipping that never-ending glass of red, it probably means you're not ancient either.

According to new research from Wine Market Council, detailed in Wine Spectator,  young people in their 20s and early-to-mid 30s now drink almost half the wine bought in the U.S. And among high-frequency wine drinkers under the age of 30, women are out-purchasing men two-to-one when it comes to wine.

Researchers looked at all ages of "high frequency" drinkers, those who drank 3.1 glasses of wine per sitting, and found millennials drank more than other generations. Baby Boomers made up 38 percent of regular drinkers and Gen Xers made up 20 percent. Millennials, defined as the 79 million Americans ages 21 to 38, drank 159.6 million cases of wine in 2015—an average of two cases per person.

And drilling down another level, among those frequent drinkers under 30, two-thirds were women.

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