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DRINKAWARE: Please Drink Responsibly

Drinkaware Please Drink Responsibly

As an independent specialist wine retailer, we take responsible retailing of alcohol very seriously and would like to remind you that the sale of alcohol to anyone aged under 18 is prohibited.



  • How much is too much?

The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than their daily unit guidelines:

Men: 3-4 units of alcohol

Women: 2-3 units of alcohol

This advice applies regardless of how often you drink alcohol and you should not interpret the guidance as allowing you to save your units through the course of the week and drink them all on one night.


  • What is a unit?

The size and strength of drink determines the number of units it contains. One drink does not necessarily equate to one unit - for example, a glass of wine can range between just over one unit and more than three units depending on the size of the glass and type of wine.

It's good to remember that when you're drinking at home you tend to pour larger measures than you would get in a bar or restaurant.


  • Alcohol and the Law

The law on alcohol covers such areas as underage drinking, drink driving and drinking in public places. The full facts can be found on the DrinkAware website.


  • Effects of Alcohol

On the DrinkAware website you'll find useful clinically approved facts and information about the effects of alcohol on your life and lifestyle designed to help you make positive decisions about your drinking.


  • Calories in Alcohol

Due to the nature of how alcoholic drinks are made, by fermenting and distilling natural starch and sugar, each alcoholic drink contains an amount of calories.

Each alcohol type varies in the amount of calories they contain, but some can be as many as in a slice of pizza.

The Drinkaware website holds information about the amount of calories that can be found in alcohol and also has handy guide which tells you approximately how many calories can be found in a wide range of alcoholic drinks.