For most adults, it's fine to enjoy a drink but like everything in life Moderation is the key.
A by-product in the creation of our wine is alcohol. This is created in the fermentation process. The type of alcohol in wine is a chemical called ethanol. It is a toxic chemical that is a depressant. This is why drinking too much can lead to impaired judgement, slurring of the speech, a tendency to violent behaviour and short-term memory loss. It also works in the body as a diuretic and can cause dehydration.
Alcohol is quite simply a type of drug. It affects the nerves that pass messages around the body by slowing them down. And the more you drink the greater the effect. The reason people often get livelier when they've had a drink is that alcohol affects parts of the brain responsible for self-control.
Please enjoy Spy Valley Wines in Moderation to avoid harming your health.
When not to drink
Sometimes it makes sense to keep off the drink completely. Even a small amount of alcohol affects your judgement, reactions and co-ordination so, for safety's sake, don't mix drink with any of the following;
- Operating machinery
- Working at a height
- Sports or swimming
- Drugs or certain medicines
Different people and occasions
The amount you can drink without increasing risk of harm to your health depends on your age, sex, weight and various other factors. For example, if you're pregnant or trying to conceive you should not drink alcohol because alcohol can cause permanent brain damage to your baby. But if you choose to drink, to minimise risk to the baby, you should not drink more than one or two units once or twice a week, and avoid intoxication.