I’m A Secret Lemonade Drinker

I’m a tryin’ a give it up but it’s one of those nights…

Ok, so maybe I’m not actually talking about lemonade.

There is a running joke between most of my friends and colleagues about wine consumption. I’m guessing from what I see on twitter that we aren’t alone in this. Most nights someone will tweet the imortal words – Wine or Tea? Knowing that they’ll be buried in a sea of tweets crying WINE!

A lot of my friends say that they drink every night. Some claim 1 glass, some claim 1 bottle.

So how much is too much? And how often is too often?

Calorie wise, a bottle of wine is said to contain between 800-1000 calories. That’s a whole day’s worth of calories for some.

Unit wise a bottle contains between 9-12 units of alcohol. Current guidelines state:

  • Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week (and no more than 4 units in any one day).
  • Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week (and no more than 3 units in any one day).

Do you drink more than that?

All I know is that sometimes the best sound in the world is the sound of perfectly chillled dry white wine being poured 😉