Wine is the clear winner and beer only narrowly beats spirits. In a proportional representation system, most people get their first or second choice.
However, in a first-past-the-post one-person-one-vote system as currently employed in UK general and local elections, beer would win because it was the first choice of most people. The fact that more people didn't rank it at all than the other options counts for nothing.
In this event scenario, you would of course provide more than one option. Unfortunately, the only way this can happen in British politics is when two of the three collude against the other. And that, as we know, tastes foul.
Hardly anyone voted to change our stupid system. If only the 'yes to AV' campaign had come up with something like this?!