Why is wine in the best-selling drink category?

In a survey of 1,000 American consumers by Wine Spectator, wine was the drink of choice for about a third of respondents, followed by whiskey, beer and wine cocktails.

About 1 in 5 people surveyed said they drank wine more often than their whiskey, but about the same percentage said they did so less often.

The survey of 524 consumers was conducted from April 25 to June 5, 2016.

The most popular beverage of choice among those who said they drink wine most often was wine.

About a third, 31 percent, said they preferred beer over wine.

The top drink of those who preferred beer was a 12-ounce can of beer, followed closely by a 12.5-ounce Can of Budweiser or Miller Lite.

Among those who liked beer most, a can of Bud Light was the top choice.

Wine was the second most popular drink among those surveyed, with a share of 15 percent.

Beer was the third most popular.

About half, 51 percent, of those surveyed said their favorite alcoholic drink is wine.

Among drinkers who drink more than two or three alcoholic drinks per week, beer ranked fourth, followed in that order by whiskey and wine.

And among drinkers who don’t drink at all, wine ranked fourth.