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June 2004: is dessert wine out of fashion? how often do you drink it?

occasionally 47.3%
regularly 26.3%
rarely 21.8%
never 4.5%

June 2004: Which country offers best "everyday drinking" value?

France 30.0%
Chile 21.5%
Australia 13.7%
Spain 11.1%
Other 7.1%
Italy 5.2%
Germany 5.2%
Argentina 3.2%
New Zealand 1.9%
Portugal 0.6%
USA 0.0%

May 2004: does a wine's alcohol content sway your buying decisions?

no, doesn't matter 63.8%
yes, avoid high alochol 30.2%
yes, avoid low alcohol 6.0%

May 2004: how does you interest in food compare to your interest in wine?

equally interested 63.2%
less interested 30.1%
more interested 6.7%

April 2004: do you belong to a regular wine tasting group?

no 50.4%
yes, formal/meets regularly 28.9%
yes, informal/meets occasionally 20.7%

April 2004: How often have you bought wine "en primeur"?

never 28.5%
several times 25.8%
very regularly 23.1%
once or twice 22.4%

March 2004: should wine labels list all additives and ingredients?

yes 63.9%
no 36.1%

March 2004: how often do you decant red wine to aerate it?

occasionally 62.6%
often 26.9%
never 10.3%

February 2004: where did the last wine you drank come from?

France 34.1%
Italy 14.1%
Australia 11.7%
Spain 9.2%
Chile 8.2%
USA 5.3%
South Africa 2.9%
Portugal 2.9%
Germany 2.4%
Other Old World 1.9%
New Zealand 1.9%
Argentina 1.9%
Austria 1.4%
Other New World 1.4%
Greece 0%

February 2004: if you had to make a decision today, that all wines must be bottled with just one type of closure, which would you choose?

natural cork 48.8%
screw-cap (Stelvin) 47.4%
synthetic stopper 3.7%

January 2004: do you use the Internet to buy wine?

yes, occasionally 32.3%
yes, regularly 30%
yes, quite often 25.4%
only for research 6.9%
no, never 5.2%

January 2004: do you write your own tasting notes??

yes, only on some wines 34.5%
yes, on most wines 31.5%
no, not interested 19.5%
no, I used to but gave up 9.0%
no, but intend to in future 5.2%

December 2003: what corkage charge is a fair in a quality BYO restaurant?

4 - 7 42.6%
8 - 10 26.3%
1 - 3 20.9%
more than 10 7.7%
zero 2.3%

November 2003: do Riedel glasses really improve the wine experience?

yes, they improve it somewhat 40.2%
yes, they improve it greatly 37.7%
don't know; haven't tried them 15.0%
no, they make little difference 6.9%

November 2003: how many bottles do you have open at any one time?

only one 50.8%
two 41.1%
three 7.2%
more than four 0.8%
four 0

October 2003: what's your favourite alcoholic beverage other than wine?

beer or lager 62.2%
whisky 12.5%
gin 10.2%
brandy or cognac 6.2%
other alcoholic drink 3.9%
don't drink any 3.9%
rum or bacardi 0.7%
martini or campari 0.0%
absinthe 0.0%
vodka 0.0%

October 2003: how often do you finish a meal with Port?

rarely 63.0%
never 23.5%
quite often 12.6%
regularly 0.8%

September 2003: what is the single most important influence on a great wine?

quality of fruit 45.5%
quality of winemaker 29.4%
terroir 25.0%

September 2003: what's your favourite wine magazine?

don't buy any 29.9%
Decanter 28.3%
Wine Advocate 12.5%
Wine 8.6%
Harpers 6.2%
All much the same 5.5%
Wine Spectator 4.7%
The Vine 3.1%
Revue du Vins de France 0.7%
Wine Australia 0%

August 2003: who are the better tasters, men or women?

equal 48.5%
women 34.2%
men 17.1%

August 2003: how much would you drink if driving?

2 glasses 42.0%
1 glass 27.3%
nothing 18.0%
3 glasses 9.3%
more than 4 glasses 2.0%
4 glasses 1.3%

July 2003: do you have a professional involvement in wine?

no, just a wine-lover 72.6%
yes, other 11.6%
yes, wine retailer 10.2%
yes, wine writer 2.7%
yes, wine maker 2.7%

July 2003: how often do you accurately check serving temperature?

never 55.6%
rarely 29.0%
often 9.6%
always 5.6%

June 2003: how often do you buy fine wine for investment?

never 68.8%
occasionally 29.8%
frequently 1.9%

June 2003: how much of your wine comes from independent merchants?

more than 90% 22.8%
80% - 90% 17.4%
40% - 50% 12%
60% - 70% 11.4%
10% - 20% 9%
less than 10% 7.8%
30% - 40% 6.6%
20% - 30% 4.8%
70% - 80% 4.2%
50% - 60% 3.6%

May 2003: does your partner share your passion for wine?

yes, somewhat 49.0%
not particularly 35.5%
yes, totally 9.8%
not at all 5.5%

May 2003: how would you rate your own wine tasting skills?

good 36.8%
advanced 27.4%
average 26.3%
expert 5.2%
below average 2.9%
poor 1.1%

April 2003: in my opinion, food and wine matching is...

worth getting the basics right 47.8%
vital for maximum enjoyment 33.7%
just drink and eat what you like 18.4%

March 2003: how do you rate red Burgundy (Pinot Noir)?

frustrating but great 49.5%
sublime stuff 25.4%
unconvinced 23.1%
avoid at all costs 1.8%

March 2003: which statement best reflects your weekly buying & drinking?

3 bottles or less, average 8-15 30.7%
4 bottles or more, average 8-15 26.5%
4 bottles or more, average <8 20.4%
3 bottles or less, average <8 13.8%
3 bottles or less, average >15 4.2%
4 bottles or more, average >15 3%
in the wine trade - get free wine 1.2%

February 2003: have you had any formal wine education?

no, self-taught 31.6%
no, I just like wine 25.6%
WSET Advanced 14.6%
WSET Certificate 8.2%
WSET Diploma 7.3%
leisure course 6.4%
other qualification 3.2%
learned in the trade 2.7%
leisure course 0.0%

January 2003: what do you think of the wine critics - Parker, etc?

form a part of buying decisions 66.1%
relatively unimportant in buying decisions 20.3%
main influence on my buying decisions 8.9%
never use them in buying decisions 4.4%

December 2002: if France is the 'King' of wine, who is 'Queen'?

Italy 48.6%
Australia 19.1%
Spain 15.1%
Germany 10.7%
California 4.4%
Chile 1.7%

December 2002: what's your target price for everyday drinking? (£4=$6=€6)

£4-6 51.5%
£6-8 31.5%
£8 or more 13.6%
£4 or less 3.1%

November 2002: is riesling really the king of white wine grapes?

certainly one of the best 52.2%
the ultimate white grape 38%
good, but overrated 6.4%
what's all the fuss about? 3.2%

November 2002: do newspaper wine recommendations influence your buying?

Occasionally 53.6%
Quite often 23.1%
Never 11.5%
Very often 10.9%
All the time 0.6%

October 2002: what's the oldest wine you've drunk?

1960-1969 19.7%
1970-1979 16.5%
1950-1959 14.6%
1980-1989 10.1%
1940-1949 10.1%
1930-1939 9.5%
pre 1900 8.2%
1920-1929 5%
1900-1919 3.1%
1990 onward 2.5%

October 2002: what is the red/white mix of your cellar?

much more red than white 55.6%
almost all red 25.6%
a bit more red than white 12.8%
more or less 50/50 2.6%
a bit more white than red 2.1%
much more white than red 1%
almost all white 0% - (0 Votes)

September 2002: how often do you drink wine at home?

every day 39.5%
several times per week 33.8%
2 or 3 times per week 24.7%
about once per week 1.9%
less frequently 0%

September 2002: does the mark-up on wine in restaurants stop you drinking what you want?

Frequently 60%
Quite often 24.1%
Occasionally 11.6%
Always 4.1%

August 2002: if you had to make a decision today, that all wines must be bottled with just one type of closure, which would you choose?

natural cork 54%
screw-cap (Stelvin) 41.5%
synthetic stopper 4.5%

August 2002: how many bottles do you have in your cellar?

less than 500 16.5%
less than 300 14.4%
less than 400 14%
less than 200 14%
less than 750 11.9%
less than 1000 10.7%
more than 1000 7%
less than 100 4.9%
less than 50 4.1%
more than 2000 1.6%
don't have a cellar 0%

July 2002: Which country offers best "everyday drinking" value?

France 31.4%
Australia 18.5%
Chile 13.4%
South Africa 11.8%
Italy 8.7%
Spain 7.2%
Argentina 3.6%
Germany 2.5%
Portugal 2%
USA 0.5%

July 2002: what's the most you've spent on a bottle of wine (retail)?

more than £100 23.8%
less than £100 14.6%
less than £80 14.6%
less than £60 14.6%
less than £40 13.4%
less than £30 8.7%
less than £20 7.1%
less than £10 2.7%

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