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One in five Brits aged 25 to 34 admit to drinking a bottle of wine in a sitting

Published:  04 November, 2014

One in five Britons aged 25 to 34 admits to drinking an entire bottle of wine to themselves, according to a Harris Interactive poll produced in collaboration with the Grocer. 

The poll surveyed more than 2,000 people and found that one in six of the entire group of all age groups polled admitted to drinking a whole bottle of wine by themselves.

Women were slightly more likely to drink a bottle of wine to themselves than men. The survey also showed that one third of people admitted to drinking at home alone, with 43% of men drinking by themselves compared to 26% of women.

But around half of those polled, 49.2%, are keen to cut back on their drinking.

However, a total of 31% of people don't drink wine at home at all. As wine is a social drink 45% of people often share a bottle of wine with others. Men don't enjoy sharing wine as much as women, with 36% of men saying they share wine with others while 54% of women share a bottle of wine with others.

Despite the potentially alarming figures of those drinking more than the government's recommended daily amount, 24% of the respondents polled don't drink at all.

An entire bottle of wine is equivalent to 700 calories according to The Grocer's report. In an effort to curb obesity and irresponsible drinking, last week the Royal Society for Public Health released a proposition paper calling for the European Union Health Commissioner and drinks companies to introduce calorie labelling on all alcohol products.

In an RSPH poll of more than 2,000 people more than 80% of the respondents did not know or were inaccurate in the calorific value of a glass of wine and 60% did not know the calorific value of a pint of lager. The European commission has said that it would be deciding by December whether alcoholic drinks will need to include calories on its labels. Currently nutritional information is only required for food.