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Campaign promotes smaller wine measure in pubs and clubs

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Public aren't sure how many units they are being served

Smaller wine glasses in bars and clubs can help to promote responsible consumption and contribute to better health.

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) and the non-profit group Best Bar None Scotland are promoting 125ml wine measures in licenced premises.

The aim is to encourage participation and increase consumer knowledge of the option for smaller wine measures.

Pubs and bars often only sell wine in medium (175ml) and large (250ml) measures.

This means people could end up drinking more than they realised in just one glass.

Best Bar None is a national accreditation and award scheme aimed at raising standards and rewarding licensed premises which support responsible drinking while SAIP is a Scottish Government-inspired initiative.

Arlene Campbell, Best Bar None Scotland lead, said: “Best Bar None supports the 125ml campaign working with our partners and network of venues across Scotland with this enhanced offer of choice for their patrons. Pubs, Bars, Hotels and venues will be displaying materials about the offering which I would ask customers to look out for and consider their options when out with friends or family.”

Douglas Meikle of SAIP added: “The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership is delighted to be working with Best Bar None on this initiative to drive the promotion of 125ml wine measures and offer consumers greater choice.”

A 250ml glass of wine is about a third of a bottle, while the smaller 125ml glass contains about one-and-a-half units of alcohol.

Public health minister Joe Fitzpatrick said: “I’m really pleased that Best Bar None and the SAIP are supporting this and would encourage all licensed premises to provide 125ml measures, promote responsible drinking and do their bit to help reduce alcohol-related harm across Scotland.”