How have our drinking habits changed? According to BeverageDaily.com beer still tops the alcohol choice as the favorite of 38% of Americans. 31% of us prefer wine and 28% love their spirits or liquor. But wine drinkers today had a different favorite 10 years ago. 26% of today’s wine drinkers preferred spirits, 21% preferred beer.  Americans will continue to drink beer, as I still do, but preferences for wine as the favorite are growing.