A survey carried out by The National Institute of Public Research in Copenhagen has clearly shown that while drinking wine is linked to lower mortality, yhis might partly be down to the fact that wine drinkers eat more healthily.
They favour poultry, fruit,fresh vegetables and more low fat items. While their beer drinking conterparts are attracted to chips, pork margarine sausages lamb,sugar (and sugary items) and soft drinks.
An earlier Californian survey came to the conclusion that those that drank large amounts of beer tended to be less well educated with a higher alcohol intake.
A spokesman for the British Beer and Pub Association said it was not the case that all beer drinkers were not interested in good food.