Responsible Drinking: Wine in Moderation

Responsible Drinking

Responsible Drinking is a good thing

Alcohol is integral to many societies across the world. Indeed, it has been part of their culinary and cultural heritage for thousands of years. Consequently, responsible drinking and moderate consumption of alcohol can be compatible with a healthy lifestyle. In short, promoting a sustainable drinking culture that inspires enjoyment, healthy living and well-being is my aim.

For example, we’ve all heard of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. UNESCO recognise this as part of their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Hence I actively support the responsible drinking programmes of Wine in Moderation, the Portman Group and Drinkaware.

But I go further than that and became a qualified licensee. I hold the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) L2 National Certificate.  It’s not compulsory for me, but it’s a demonstration of my commitment. Actually, I think it should be compulsory.

The Licensing Act 2003 covers the UK law on the regulation of the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of entertainment and late night refreshment, and about offences relating to alcohol. Under this Act, my Personal Alcohol Licence is BD/PER2107.

This allows my sale or the authorization of the sale of alcohol under a premises license. I am required to prevent crime, disorder, and public nuisance and promote public safety and protect children from harm.

Do you want to know how many units of alcohol are in your glass? Here’s a handy Alcohol Unit Calculator from DrinkAware.

Please be alcohol aware and drink responsibly. I always recommend that we all drink less, but drink better.

Find out more by following the links above. And now, on with the show.