Canada is home to some of the finest vineyards and vintners in the world, and we believe that wine is appreciated to its fullest in moderation. Sip and savour your wine by following Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.
do you know
your serving size?
what is a drink?
142 ml / 5 oz 85 ml / 3 oz
what is moderation?
Be safe and drink no more than 3 drinks for women and 4 drinks for men on any one special occasion.
Drink slowly − take the time to enjoy wine’s unique flavour.
Support a healthy lifestyle, set limits and don’t drink every day of the week.
Complement food with wine − it’s best not to drink on an empty stomach.
– thirsty? –
Enjoy your wine with a glass of water
Not all wines are equal − check the alcohol percentage. Hint: Canadian wines tend to be better choices.
If you’re pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or before breastfeeding
If you are planning to drive a vehicle or operate machinery or tools
If you’re taking medicine or drugs that interact with alcohol
If you’re doing any kind of dangerous physical activities, including sports
If you’re responsible for the safety of others or making important decisions
If you’re living with mental or physical health problems, including alcohol dependence