Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (YES, that is the name of a publication. Wouldn’t you have liked to be in on the meeting when the powers that be over at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who publish it all got together and decided on that name!) is reporting that Spirits is the drink most often chosen by teenagers.
Forty Percent of those participating in the study identified spirits (meaning bourbon, vodka, etc.) as their preferred drink. Beer came in second.
But here’s the news: ONLY AROUND 2% OF THE TEENS SURVEYED IDENTIFIED WINE AS THEIR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF CHOICE.
Surely this has implications for policy making. Surely this finding has implications for policymaking on the issue of the direct shipment of wine.
Hat tip to Megan at Wine & Spirits Daily for identifying the story.