It seems to be the case that most men love their beers while women love their glasses of wine. I always think this is a strange choice that separates the genders. Why are we biased towards any choices?
First of all, let's take a look at how the two types of alcoholic drinks are presented. Beers are typically served in mugs or pint glasses whereas wines are in more elegantly shaped wine glasses. Perhaps that is one of the main reasons why women like to be seen drinking from more dainty glasses instead of the giant mugs!
Next, we come to a social stereotype. Beer is often associated with the "bloke" behaviour. Men sitting in a pub with their beers and catching the latest ball game.. Football (or soccer) or baseball. On the other hand, wines are associated with fine dining. Ladies like to be "Wined and Dined" as the saying goes.
Well.. this next reason is given by one of my mates. She hates beer because it makes her burp. And of course, burping is simply not ladylike.
What about the prices between the two? No matter how expensive the beers cost, it can never beat that of expensive wines. And yes, wines are a status symbol. Beers are usually regarded as a cheap drink.
Perhaps the very art of appreciating wines surpassed that of beers. You get highly recognised wine connoiseurs but no one's heard too much of a beer connoiseur?
What is your choice? And your reasons for loving it? Cheers!