Wine & Health
Alcohol Consumption Advice
The UK government recommends that both men and women should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Pregnant women are advised not to drink alcohol. For more information on safe drinking guidelines, we recommend visiting the NHS and drinkaware websites.
WHAT COMPRISES A UNIT OF ALCOHOLA unit of alcohol is equivalent to 10 milliliters of pure ethanol (the active chemical ingredient in alcoholic beverages). The number of units of alcohol in a drink can be determined by multiplying the volume of the drink (in millilters) by its % ABV and dividing by 1000.
Thus a glass of wine (125ml) at 12.5% ABV equates to:
125 x 12.5
|Wines, small glass (125ml)||Typical calorie (Kcal) content|
|Rose wine, medium||89|
|Sweet white wine||118|
|Medium white wine||94|
|Sparkling white wine||95|