Wine labels to include nutrition information?

February 8th, 2011 | Posted by

Nutrition Label There has been a lot of talk from Australia to the USA about alcohol companies being the next in line to be required to display nutritional information on their packaging for beer, wine and spirits. Federal and state food ministers in Australia have already received a long-awaited report about the proposed changes to the labelling laws in Australia. The report recommends an end to an exemption for alcohol companies to avoid listing nutritional information on their products. It follows concern that consumers are often unaware of the high energy and sugar content of alcohol products. The argument is that alcohol should be effectively regulated as a ''food'', because its energy concentration is second only to fat. The calorie content  for two glasses of wine is more or less equivalent to a doughnut - 185 cals. A bottle of wine would be approximately 500 calories.