8 Facts and fiction about drinking alcohol.


White wine is a good choice for a person who wants a light drink with less alcohol.


A glass of white or red wine, a bottle of beer, and a shot of whiskey or any other distilled spirits all contain equivalent amounts of alcohol and are the same to a Breathalyzer. A standard drink is:

•A 12-ounce bottle or can of regular beer

•A 5-ounce glass of wine

•A one and 1/2 ounce of 80 proof distilled spirits (either straight or in a mixed drink)



A "beer belly" is caused by drinking beer.