If you work in a tasting room or even visit a tasting room, eventually you will hear a haughtily claim of, "I don't drink white wines" or "Anything red, but Merlot."
Here are the facts:
Washington State - 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States (18.0 million gallons of wine production and 30,000+ acres of wine grape acreage):
Leading red varietals (in order):
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese
Leading white varietals (in order):
Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
And the most interesting fact --
Ratio of red to white:
47% red / 53% white
So -- who is drinking these wines that people turn their nose up at? Somebody is drinking Chardonnay and Merlot. Come out - come out - where ever you are! Show us your Merlot stained teeth and your beer can disguised to hold your Chardonnay.