Where Does Maryland Rank in States Interested in Wine?

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Few beverages unite Americans of all kinds of backgrounds quite like a good glass of wine, regardless of what style of grape is used or whether it’s red, white or even rosé.

According to Statista.com, the U.S. consumes the largest volume of wine of any country, at 34 million hectoliters in 2022. To toast to National Drinking Wine Day on Feb. 18, Americans are searching for which wines to uncork in celebration. 

So, which states led the way in a keen love of wine? BetMaryland.com veered for a moment off Maryland sports betting and dug into Google Trends to discover the top 10 states most frequently searching “wine” between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6, 2024.

Based on these results, Maryland was found to come in tied for No. 4 out of states most interested in “wine,” compared to other topics.

Top 10 States Most Interested in Wine

RankStateSearch Interest(Compared to Other Topics)
T-4New Jersey75
T-8South Carolina73


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Love of Wine Obvious in Maryland

The state of Maryland’s interest in wines punches well above its weight class, with a  search interest score of 75. That places Maryland in a tie with Colorado and New Jersey for fourth nationally, ahead of California (74), South Carolina and Massachusetts (73 each).

Nationally, the leaders in terms of wine search interest scores were Pennsylvania (89), Florida (81) and Connecticut (78), illustrating how deep of a love for the grape-based beverage runs on the East Coast.

Rounding out the top 10 nationally was Oregon, which finished with a search interest score of 72, proving that the love of good wine stretches well beyond the traditional hot spot of  Napa Valley in California.

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Christopher Boan writes for BetMaryland.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.2021-08-02

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