Drinking guidelines for wine

Based on available scientific evidence and different references provided by a variety of public health authorities, it is accepted that low-risk moderate consumption has a range set out in the guidelines below:


Guidelines for low-risk moderate consumption:
- Up to 2 drink units a day for women.
- Up to 3 drink units a day for men.
- No more than 4 drink units on any one occasion.
- Alcohol should be avoided in certain situations such as pregnancy, when taking certain medication or operating machinery.

Alcohol consumption: units of measurement
1 drink unit* represents 10g of pure alcohol which equates to:

~100 ml (96ml) of wine at 13% vol

~100 ml (104ml) of sparkling wine at 12% vol

~60 ml (62.5ml) of fortified wine at 20% vol

~85 ml (83.5ml) of aromatised wine at 15% vol

(*) This term indicates the average content of pure alcohol expressed in the most common units of consumption, although serving volumes and consumption guidelines vary across countries.

FOR FULL DETAILS ON WINE, HEALTH & SOCIAL ASPECTS, VISIT WWW.WINEINFORMATIONCOUNCIL.EU

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR FAMILY DOCTOR FOR ANY DOUBT RELATING YOUR DRINKING PATTERNS AND HEALTH.


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