That the recommended weekly alcohol allowance for men is 21 units and for women is just 14 units?
You might know that, but did you know that a typical 75 cl bottle of wine actual contains 9 units? Many people believe that since you get 6 glasses out of a bottle, that it is only 6 units, but that is not correct.
So drinking half a bottle of wine a day is the equivalent of 31.5 units of alcohol every week, more than twice the recommended allowance for women and way above the male allowance.
It gets worse. These recommendations are based on a typical alcohol volume of just 12%. Many New World wines are much higher than this and Old World wines are trending to the heavier than the lighter, since this is historically what the market is drinking.
I wonder whether we will now start to see a shift towards lower alcohol wines, such as some of those produced in Germany, since we all still love to drink so much.