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Removing large wine option from pubs ‘could be beneficial’ | UK News

People could be “nudged” into drinking less if pubs remove their biggest serving of wine from the menu, a study suggests.

Researchers say that taking away the option of a 250ml glass of wine appears to cause drinkers to opt for smaller portions without drinking the equivalent amount of wine.

Experts at the University of Cambridge believe this could have a positive effect on health – and their findings suggest business would not suffer as a result either.

First author Dr Eleni Mantzari said: “People tend to consume a specific number of units – in this case glasses – regardless of portion size.

“So, someone might decide at the outset they’ll limit themselves to a couple of glasses of wine, and with less alcohol in each glass they drink less overall.”

The research, published in Plos Medicine, found removing large wine glasses led to a drop in wine sales at pubs and bars of a little less than 8% on average.

Sparkling wine

Researchers suggest venues do not lose out on money, possibly because of the higher profit margins in selling smaller serving sizes of wine.

“Although the reduction in the amount of wine sold at each premises was relatively small, even a small reduction could make a meaningful contribution to population health,” said senior author Professor Dame Theresa Marteau.

“It’s worth remembering that no level of alcohol consumption is considered safe for health, with even light consumption contributing to the development of many cancers.”

Excessive drinking is the fifth biggest contributor to premature death and disease worldwide, figures show.

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According to the World Health Organisation, the harmful use of alcohol led to about three million deaths in 2016 across the world.

But public support for such a policy would also depend on its effectiveness and how clearly this was communicated, researchers said.

According to the experts, even though the move could be acceptable to pub or bar managers – as there was no evidence it can result in a loss in revenue – the alcohol industry may resist the move.

Matt Lambert, chief executive of the Portman Group, which regulates alcohol marketing in the UK, said the group was “vocally supportive” of “measures to increase moderation among drinkers”.

But there “should be more efforts to increase consumer choice in this area” rather than restrict it – for instance “the wider availability of 125ml glasses of wine and of lower strength alternatives”.

In the study, managers at four of the 21 premises reported complaints from customers.

‘Pints’ of wine to be sold in Britain for the first time | UK News

Britons will soon be able to buy a “pint” of wine, with a new 568ml bottle set to appear on supermarket shelves and in pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Pint bottles of champagne were sold in the UK before Britain joined the European Common Market, and remained on shelves until 1973.

However, their production ceased because they did not comply with EU weight and measure rules.

Now, some 900 UK vineyards – which produce 12.2 million bottles of still or sparkling wine a year – are set to benefit from new post-Brexit “freedoms”, the government has said.

The changes will also allow new quantities of both pre-packed still and sparkling wine – in bottles or cans – to be sold in 200ml and 500ml quantities alongside the new 568ml “pint” quantity.

Currently, still wine cannot be sold in 200ml quantities and sparkling wine cannot be sold in 500ml amounts.

The standard size of a bottle of wine sold in supermarkets, off-licences, pubs and bars is 750ml. Legally, pubs must sell wine in small (125ml), medium (175ml) or large (250ml) glass sizes.

There will be no legal obligation for businesses to sell the new sizes.

WineGB chief executive Nicola Bates said: “We welcome the chance to be able to harmonise still and sparkling bottle sizes and we are happy to raise a glass to the greater choice.”

Kevin Hollinrake, Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business, said: “Our exit from the EU was all about moments just like this, where we can seize new opportunities and provide a real boost to our great British wineries and further growing the economy.”

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UK rejects return to imperial system

The changes have been introduced following a government consultation on units of measurement, which was published in June last year and received more than 100,000 responses.

The consultation also considered government proposals to remove the requirement to show metric units alongside imperial or allow them to be shown in less prominence.

In 2000, the European Union weights and measures directive forced UK traders to use metric when selling packaged or loose goods such as fruit and veg. They could still use pounds and ounces but must also list grams and kilos, except for a few items.

The government’s consultation was branded “complete and utter nonsense” by one supermarket boss.

And it seemed the rest of the UK agreed – the Department for Business and Trade found 98.7% of people were in favour of continuing to use metric units when buying or selling products.

In the metric system, 1,000 grams are equivalent to one kilogram, yet under the imperial system there are 14 pounds in a stone and 16 ounces in a pound. 1 imperial pound is 453.592g. As for liquids, there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint and 160 fluid ounces in a gallon, instead of metric’s 1,000 millilitres in a litre.

British man accused of swindling nearly $100m in wine fraud case pleads not guilty | US News

A British man accused of allegedly defrauding investors of nearly $100m (£79m) through a Ponzi-like scheme involving non-existent luxury wines has pleaded not guilty in a US court.

Stephen Burton, 58, was extradited to New York from Morocco on Friday to face the charges after he was arrested in 2022 after entering that country using a fake Zimbabwean passport.

Federal prosecutors said Burton, along with a co-defendant, ran Bordeaux Cellars, a company they said brokered loans between investors and high-net-worth wine collectors.

Burton pleaded not guilty to the indictment which was filed in 2022 and is being held pending trial.

Burton and co-defendant James Wellesley allegedly solicited $99m from investors from June 2017 to February 2019, approaching them at places including conferences in the US and overseas.

The men told lenders that the loans would be backed by wine they stored for wealthy collectors and promised profits through interest payments.

However, these collectors “did not actually exist and Bordeaux Cellars did not maintain custody of the wine purportedly securing the loans,” the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York said in a statement.

Wellesley, also a British citizen, is currently awaiting extradition in the UK.

If convicted, the defendants could each face up to 20 years in prison for charges of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

Six British children discovered in abandoned wine cellar in Austria | World News

Six British children have been taken into care in Austria after they were found to have been living in an abandoned wine cellar with their parents.

Police have said their father, a 54-year-old Austrian, is a member of the far-right Reichsburger movement and is a known Holocaust denier.

Social services were called to the property in Obritz, near the Czech border, when locals became concerned for the children’s welfare.

But when they tried to get in, the father attacked them with pepper spray.

Police were called and the man was arrested. He has since been released on bail as an investigation is carried out.

The children – aged between seven months and five years – were taken with their mother to be checked out in hospital.

Police spokesman Stefan Loidl said they were “in a good health condition and were not neglected”.

The children are currently being looked after by social services.

Local authorities said they believed the family were living in the illegal hideout for several months but there had been complaints about them over the last few weeks.

Erich Greil, Orbritz deputy mayor, said: “The surveillance cameras in front of the cellar were particularly annoying and residents sometimes heard children’s voices in the basement and as soon as they approached it was quiet.”

Police said there was no suggestion of any sexual abuse of the children found in the cellar.

Mr Loidl added that a “long gun, two crossbows and several compressed air weapons”, were found in the cellar.