Units of Alcohol
The alcohol content of drinks is measured in units. One UK unit contains eight grams of pure alcohol.
The UK Government advises that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women not more than two to three. Consistently drinking four or more units for men, and three or more for women, isn't advisable because of the progressive health risks it carries.
So how many units are in your chosen drinks?
Note: ABV = alcohol by volume
Beer, Lager and Cider
330ml bottle at 4% or 5% ABV = 1.5 units
440ml can at 4% or 5% ABV = 2 units
440ml can at 8% or 9% ABV = 3.5 to 5 units
500ml can at 8% or 9% ABV = 4 to 4.5 units
Low alcohol beer or lager
440ml can at 1.2% ABV = 0.5 units
125ml glass of wine at 12% ABV = 1.5 unit
250ml glass of wine at 12% ABV = 2.1 units
25ml measure of spirit at 40% ABV = 1 unit
35ml measure of spirit at 40% ABV = 1.4 units
Sherry, Port, Maderia and Vermouth
50ml measure at 20% ABV = 1 unit
275ml bottle at 5% ABV = 1.4 units
Thanks to www.drinkaware.co.uk for this information.