Responsible Drinking

The SSU Wine Club and Wine Business Institute believes in responsible drinking.

In the classroom, we follow the Alcohol in the Classroom Policy which requires that tastings be limited to 6 wines of 1 ounce pours.  Millennials are encouraged to spit.  Everyone is required to be 21 years of age or older and show a valid I.D.   An educational component is included, and often food or wine crackers are served.

During SSU Wine Club tastings similar policies are employed, with food always served — sometimes as a special food and wine pairing session.  An educational portion on the wines is always part of  wine club events, and it is usually led by the winemaker or other winery representative.

All participants are also informed of the dangers of abusing alcohol.  They also recognize the benefits of wine consumed in moderation as a drink of friendship and connection.   We advocate the US standard drinking guidelines which define one standard drink as:

–        a 5 ounce glass of wine;

–        12 ounces of regular beer (one bottle);

–        or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits

  • Men 2 standard drinks per day
  • Women 1 standard drink per day
  • Drink with food
  • Include one alcohol free day per week

 

For more information on international guidelines for responsible drinking by country, see: http://www.drinkingandyou.com/site/uk/biggy.htm.

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