The Swiss had a reputation of being a nation of heavy drinkers. There was even a saying: "To drink like a Swiss" which was very common in the 17th century. For the Swiss, drinking is more than a part of their culture, it is their passion.
Wine was the most popular drink for many centuries, since water was not always clean for human consumption, wine was served with every meal, even at the hospitals, after work and on special events.
Their drinking habits have changed throughout the years as a result of the influences of neighboring countries, so I must say that people in Switzerland are nowadays moderate drinkers, however they do always enjoy drinking as much as they like eating.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine, beer, and liqueurs are the most important beverages in Switzerland.