What is a drinking unit?

Wine drinking units

A Drink Unit or Standard Drink indicates the average content of pure alcohol expressed in the most common units of consumption, although serving volumes and consumption guidelines vary across countries depending on culture and tradition.


While the drink unit can vary from 8 – 14g of alcohol depending on the country, a drink unit of 10g corresponds to:


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

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

~85ml (83,5ml) of aromatised wine at 15% vol

~60ml (62,5ml) of liqueur wine at 20% vol

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