MP: Make pubs use 125ml wine glasses

By Ewan Turney

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MP: Make pubs use 125ml wine glasses
Greg Mulholland calls for action to force pubs to serve wine in 125ml glasses

Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland has tabled a second petition for MPs calling for pubs to be forced to offer wine in a 125ml glass.

The new Earl Day Motion (EDM) calls on the Government to "bring forward legislative proposals to require all wine selling on-trade establishments to provide the option of a 125ml measure"​.

Mulholland said he is "concerned"​ and "alarmed"​ about the impact on the health of wine drinkers of pubs offering a 175ml glass as standard or offering to upsize to 250ml.

The MP "commends the report by the Royal College of Physicians which called the practice `irresponsible' and said that there was `no doubt at all that many people are drinking significantly more than they realise'."

The motion also quotes the Good Pub Guide, which says the move to larger glasses "isn't generosity, it's just a way of getting more money into their tills, leaving many customers drinking more than they want to"​.

Mulholland tabled his first EDM on wine measures last month. So far 10 MPs have signed the new EDM.

However, a CGA survey of 5,500 pubs and clubs showed that less than one in four (23.5%) serve the 250ml measure and nearly one in three (30%) still serve wine in 125ml glasses.

Almost two thirds offer wine in 175ml glasses.

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