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Infographic: The Politics of Wine & Spirits

It’s never a good idea to mix alcohol and politics, especially at the bar.  Ignoring that first sentence completely,  the National Media Research, Planning and Placement (NMRPP) has compiled the politics of wine and liquor brands.

After staring at this chart for a few seconds, it almost looks like Republicans like their whiskey and Democrats are wine lovers. The report covers a survey of 50 major wine and liquor makers according to voter registration and turnout history.

Looking a little deeper, it seems that Democrats love clear liquor too, while the brown liquor (and stronger spirits) goes to the conservatives.  It is also concluded that Democrats drink a larger array of alcohol judging by the bigger bubbles on the left side of the chart. It might actually dictate voting trends too:

What’s more – 14 of the top 15 brands that indicate someone is most likely to vote are wines. The chart shows that Democrats who drink Smoking Loon wine are the most likely to vote while Republicans who prefer Kendall-Jackson and Robert Mondavi wines are the most likely to head to the polls.

Don’t let this change your mind about your favorite booze. Or does it?