Monday, 14 July 2014 | MYT 12:05 PM

British pubs to serve lower-alcohol wine

Measures are part of government’s promotion to drink responsibly.

In an effort to curb binge drinking and alcohol abuse in the UK, the British government has struck a deal with pubs and bars across the country who have agreed to stock and promote house wines below 12.5% alcohol.

British pubs have agreed to serve lower alcohol wine to help curb binge drinking. – shutterstock/AFP

The harmful effects of alcohol abuse in Britain has been pegged to cost British taxpayers £21bil (RM114bil) a year, the government said.

This week, industry representatives agreed to a raft of measures that will ask bar owners and retailers to take super-sized and high alcohol cans off their shelves, and stock lower-alcohol wines as their house wine.

Retailers are also being asked to display and promote alcohol in shops and supermarkets “responsibly”.

The measures are part of the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal which aims to remove one billion alcohol units from the market, and implement responsible labelling system wide. – AFP Relaxnews

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