I was surprised they drank so little wine, but I guess the colonies didn't have the right climate for grapes and much of it had to be imported. With the cost and the boycotts, rum, beer, and hard cider would have been more easily had.
* The first temperance movements that I am aware of did start in American during the Revolution, but they weren't focused on all alcohol - just hard spirits. I also don't know that women were a driving force behind the early movement the way they were in the 19th century. There's always more to learn!