Smart People Prefer Wine, Study Shows

written by Yoga David 23rd January 2014

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There is this study that compared 1,800 Danish men’s IQ scores to their drinking habits from the 1950s -1990s.

The study found later in life, there was a strong correlation between high IQ in young adulthood and preference for wine over beer. This is regardless of their socioeconomic status.

22% of men who were grouped into the highest of five IQ categories at age 18 tend to prefer wine in their 30s, compared to 9% of the men grouped in the lowest IQ category.

In their 40s, the differences were even more: 39% of the men with the highest IQs, but only 13% of those with the lowest, preferred wine.

According to the study, “in the predominantly beer-drinking Danish population…wine drinking has traditionally been a sign of high social standing.”

This means the correlation among education, social status, income, and intelligence could explain their findings.

 

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