It is possible to generalise drinkers based on their favourite tipple, with those who like a glass of red wine being ambitious go-getters while people preferring white being more relaxed and happy-go-lucky, researchers say.
According to the new study, red wine drinkers are wealthier, more educated and happier than average people, while rose drinkers are the unquestioned kings and queens of social networking, visiting sites like Facebook multiple times every day on an average.
Those who drink red wine are more likely to have a degree, be married and drink more frequently than those who have a preference for white or rose.
White wine drinkers are home-lovers who enjoy a holiday in the UK and are content with their position on the career ladder.
“They say you can tell a lot about someone from their favourite tipple, and it seems that it is definitely the case when it comes to wine,” the Daily Mail quoted a spokesman for French Wines with Style, which commissioned the report, as saying.
“From the study it looks as though those with certain personality traits are drawn to certain styles of wine,” he said.
The survey of 2,000 adults looked into everything from earnings and career prospects to personal attributes.
More than half of red wine drinkers are university graduates, and they typically earn between 40-45,000 pounds per year.
And while 81 percent are currently happy at work, 65% are still highly ambitious and want to scale higher up the career ladder.
In comparison, a white wine drinker pockets around 25-30,000 pounds per year, with just 43% having attended university, and most are not very interested in the corporate ladder, with more than two fifths admitting they are really not that ambitious.
55% of rose fans leave school by the age of 18, and they go on to earn around £30,000 on average.