New research shows smarter people drink more.

Scientists in Finland checked out 3 thousand twins and found that the sibling who was the first to start talking, reading and using expressive language also tended to be the first to try alcohol and drink more in their teenage years.

This seems to indicate a correlation between social intelligence and drinking.

The researchers say it may be because the one who became more socially adept and had more friends was more likely to be in situations where alcohol is present.

Other studies show smarter people prefer wine, and college graduates tend to drink more than people who didn't get higher education.

--Rob Archer