Recently the charity Macmillan Cancer Support noted that the average Briton spends around £50,000 on alcohol products within their lifetime. The alcohol facts were conducted by Onepoll and included the surveying of 2,000 over-18s, who’s averages were in the hundreds per year. The average spent by women in Britain was an average of around £678.60 per year, compared with the average for men, which was around £934.44.
With the discovery of this spending information, we wondered what other interesting facts there were based around alcoholic products. We found out several interesting points you might be interested in:
One such fact is that the longest bar in the world is 684 feet (roughly 208.5 metres) long, and exists within the New Bulldog in Rock Island in Illinois. Such a bar is surely able to serve a number of patrons, and house quite a few bartenders too! You may also be interested to know that on average it takes 600 grapes to make a bottle of wine, and that a 34 minute run would be needed to burn off the calories in half a bottle of 13% red wine. Other alcohol
facts you might find interesting include:
• Men have a higher total average water content than women, allowing them to dilute alcohol better. This means that women are often more sensitive to the effects of alcohol (this obviously varies based on the volume drunk by both the males and females).
- The word “toast”, meaning a wish of good health, started in ancient Rome, where they dropped toasted breadcrumbs into bad wines to reduce the acidity and make them nicer to drink.
• In Utah, it is illegal to swallow any wine at a wine tasting.
• French wine makers used oil-soaked rags stuffed into the necks of bottles instead of corks until around about mid-17th century.
• One of the strongest beers in the world is a German beer by the name of ‘Schorschbrau Schorsch Bock 43’ and was created by Georg Tscheuscher. The beer supposedly has a 43% ABV.
Hospitality industry employee Stephen Barrett said ‘these alcohol facts published by Macmillan Cancer Support show that many may be drinking excessive, but the majority of the public drink with moderation and know how to enjoy it without going too far’.
We hope you found these facts interesting, these are just some of the more interesting ones we’ve found – there are plenty more out there to be uncovered and would love you to let us know!