News Brits: Drunker Than Previously Thought
posted by December 14 at 8:00 AMon
I’ve spent a lot of time in the UK—lived there for two years—and I didn’t think it was possible, but….
Britons are typically drinking a third more than earlier surveys suggested, it was revealed yesterday, as the government took the unusual step of revising the way it calculates alcohol consumption to reflect stronger wine and the trend towards drinking from bigger glasses….
But the drinks industry reacted angrily, saying the government was sending out a confusing message about sensible alcohol consumption.
The “drinks industry”? I love that expression. The drinks industry. Sounds like they’re building cars or fridges or something. The drinks industry. That’s one kind of industrialization we can all get behind.