SIRC – Media Watch 20-04-99

Drinks News

Drinking on the National Curriculum

Janet Street-Porter, delivering a speech to the Portman Group, suggested that the policy of alcoholic prohibition to the under 18’s was largely unsuccessful and contended that serious thought should be given to a programme of alcohol education that would instigate a more mature approach to drinking.

Let’s drink to your health

German researchers "have determined that wine has a stronger anti-microbial effect than bismuth salicylate, the active ingredient present in many over the counter preparations for gastrointestinal upset." So moderate consumption of alcohol, in particular wine, may actually reduce the risk of ulcers. Cheers!