Your Saturday night cocktails could soon come with calorie labels!


We all know that wine, beer and spirits are not exactly good for us, but how many of us are actually aware of their calorie count?

A new study in the UK revealed that 80% of drinkers don't know or undercalculate the number of calories in a glass of wine, and 60% are unclear about the calorie content of a pint of beer.

We are also likely to consume around 400 less calories on a night out, if we are served drinks with calorie labelling. Wow!

The researchers behind the study are calling for the EU to be more transparent about the nutritional information of alcohol. A decision on whether to introduce calorie labelling in all EU countries is expected as soon as December – just in time for the Christmas party season!

If you can't wait that long, we like these handy infographics from Drink Aware…

Nice to see Champagne doesn't score too high – we know what we'll be ordering on our Christmas nights out, if we can afford it!