British adults underestimate units in wine

9th January, 2012 by Patrick Schmitt

UK drinkers don’t know how strong their drinks are and appear to underestimate the alcohol content of wine.

According to research by the Wilson Drinks Report, just 9% of 2,000 British adults correctly identified a 250ml glass of red wine as having more units than a pint of Stella or triple vodka and Red Bull.

“We know from the ONS study last year that 90% of adults are aware of units of alcohol, but our research shows that drinkers do not know which drinks contain the most units, and that many people still do not recognise how many units are contained in a large 250ml glass of red wine,” said Tim Wilson, managing director of the Wilson Drinks Report.

As many as 43% of British adults thought….

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