Taste in wine can reveal your personality traits: Study

London: Red wine drinkers are wealthier, more educated and happier than average people - but lovers of white wine are more practical, according to a new study.

It may be possible to generalise about drinkers based on their favourite tipple, the study found, adding that those who like a glass of red wine are ambitious go-getters while people who prefer white are more relaxed and happy-go-lucky.

Rose drinkers are the unquestioned kings and queens of social networking, visiting sites such as Facebook multiple times every day on average, the `Daily Mail` reported.

Those who drink red wine are more likely to have a degree, be married and drink more frequently than those who have a preference for white or rose.

White wine drinkers are home-lovers and are content with their position on the career ladder, the study said.

"They say you can tell a lot about someone from their favourite tipple, and it seems that it is definitely the case when it comes to wine. From the study it looks as though those with certain personality traits are drawn to certain styles of wine," a spokesman for French Wines with Style, which commissioned the report, said.

More than half of red wine drinkers are university graduates, and they typically earn between 40-45,000 pounds per year, the study found.

While 81 per cent are currently happy at work, 65 per cent are still highly ambitious and want to scale higher up the career ladder.

In comparison, a white wine drinker pockets around 25-30,000 pounds per year, with just 43 per cent having attended university.

Most are not very interested in the corporate ladder, with more than two fifths admitting they are not that ambitious.

Fifty-five per cent of rose fans leave school by the age of 18, and they go on to earn around 30,000 pounds on average.

As well as being the wealthiest segment of society, red wine drinkers are the most likely to be happily married, as 86 per cent say they are content with the state of their relationships.

While white wine buyers are less likely to be hitched, 85 per cent of those who are single claim they are happy with their solo status.

A quarter of those who enjoy a glass of red take around three overseas holidays a year, with a third also taking three or more mini breaks in the UK on top of that.

White wine drinkers are more likely to holiday in the UK rather than travelling to far flung corners of the world.

When asked to describe themselves, red wine drinkers are most likely to use words such as confident, relaxed, strong and intelligent, the study found.

White wine drinkers tend to say they are practical, bright, shy, quiet and reserved and rose drinkers like to describe themselves as loud, warm and charming.