How are canned wine drinkers perceived? An investigation involving Swiss nationals and different scenarios of outdoor leisure activities
This study examines how people who consume wine in cans are perceived in terms of their basic personality characteristics, helps understand the role of cultural background on people’s perception, and verify the role played by the consumption context on the perception. Our hypothesis is that prejudice and negative attitudes towards wine in cans might exert a negative effect on the evaluation of people who consume canned wine. To evaluate this hypothesis, the consumption of wine in cans was evoked in four different contexts of use during outdoor leisure activity (beach resort, ski resort, desert safari, and party). In order to examine the effect of culture on subject’s response we use participants from Switzerland, a country where three different cultures, associated with three different languages, cohabit. We find that caned wine drinkers are perceived as undisciplined, not health conscious, environmental unfriendly, unimaginative, unpopular, boring, unemotional vulgar, ungracious, satisfied, extroverted, unconscious, low education level, poor, ugly, and bad. We find that there are some difference in the perception depending the context (outdoor leisure scenario) but most of the significant differences are found across “culture” (languages).
Issue: ICGWS 2023
1Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève, Switzerland
2The Secret Vine, UK
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consumer perception, culture, wine packaging, sustainability, holiday activities