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Wine states, Beer states

Posted by Russell on May 26, 2011 at 1 a.m.
I was playing around with Google Lab's latest nifty gizmo, Google Correlate, and came across this interesting little tuft of statistical ephemera. Here is the distribution of searches for "wine" verses "beer" across US states.

I suppose that's... basically what I expected. I thought this would be a nice little homage to the 35th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris, the event which catapulted California wines out of unpopular obscurity and onto the world scene (and is also a beautifully wry literary allusion).