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Nutrition Labels on Booze: Cool or Not?

New reports are saying that the Treasury Department is considering a new rule that would require companies to put alcoholic content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcoholic drink packaging (from beer cans to wine bottles).

As of now, labels on all liquor and on wine with more than 14 percent alcohol by volume must disclose at least the alcohol content, but this is not required for beer (except in some states). However, if a brewer wants its beer to be labeled as a "light" beer, the label must show its caloric content and the percent of alcohol per volume.

What do you think -- Are you ready to see how bad (or good) for you booze is?


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Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 years
Why not! I'd like to know instead of guessing.
marley11 marley11 10 years
i would love this, at a party earlier, i picked up the pinot grigio and was definitely wondering how many calories and sugar i was putting into my body.
megafie megafie 10 years
I don't think I would pay attention but it might be helpful to people that have no clue about how many calories their drinks have
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
I have to say its a cool idea. they could try printing it on the bottom of the bottle? that wouldent be so bad. i know when i stopped drinking wine it helped me loose weight. if you are drinking 2-3 glasses of wine a night its easy to gain weight!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 10 years
I say put it on the bottom of the bottle.... Its so make us have to flip the bottle over to see...
magita magita 10 years
I don't think there's anything wrong with listing nutritional info...why not?? A lot of beer bottles actually have the nutrition info listed on the side of the label really discreetly; its possible to do it without plastering an ugly "Nutrition Facts" on the label...I don't see why it should be any different with wine bottles.
ditorres ditorres 10 years
good point br0wneyed9irl00.
br0wneyed9irl00 br0wneyed9irl00 10 years
a good designer can make a bottle/label look sophisticated, even if it features valuable information on nutrition. besides, how is being uninformed sophisticated?
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I don't really care, but I like my pretty wine bottles without ugly ingredients lists on them.
minhoca minhoca 10 years
Website and card attached would be great, I agree a label on the back does ruin the sophistication..
Makeuplovingirl Makeuplovingirl 10 years
MissRoxy - You can find out whether a product has trans fat by reading the ingredient label. If it has less than .5 g, they don't need to list it. I think it's a great idea. I always look up the calories online anyway. I'd be interested in knowing the sugars, carbs, etc.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I like the website idea best of all.
MissRoxy MissRoxy 10 years
I dont' care because I dont trust nutrition labels anyway. How many products out there claim NO TRANS FAT, yet have partially-hydrogenated oils in the ingredients??? It's all bunk.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
I'm with nubmber6. Great idea. Really, if I buy a bottle of wine for a hostess, I don't want it marred by and ugly food label. Really people, are you drinking THAT MUCH that you need to know it's nutrition contents? I understand wanting to know the caloric content, but perhaps the vineyards just need to post this info on their websites? Let's not ruin a good thing!
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Perfect solution numer6_ed :HUG: Still the sophistocation, but also the information to make an informed choice and keep track of the calories and sugars. You should send that idea off to the powers that be...
number6_ed number6_ed 10 years
I also think this would make the bottle look less classy and sophisticated so I propose a little card attached around the neck of the bottle by a rubber bandy thing instead. That way the nutritional info is there, but you can remove it and it doesn't affect the look of the bottle.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
GOOD! I am always searching online for content and could never understand why it isn't on the package- of course we know it's not GOOD for us but I want to be able to compare while I am in the store. Maybe this will also prompt some companies to watch what IS in it.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Hey ElectroPopTart: freaking fat-headed Americans need to understand that SOME of us care abotu what we put in our bodies, and want to know exactly what our drinks contain.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 10 years
That is LAME!!! There needs to be SOME sort of sophistication. This would make alcohol seem sooo grocery store. Geez, freaking fat Americans need to eat and drink in moderation so everything doesn't have a freaking label on it!
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 10 years
Hey any extra information about what im putting in my body is A OK!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
How could knowing hurt?
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 10 years
i think all food and drink should have labels on
Green Green 10 years
Isn't is already mandated?
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I would love to know exactly how many calories are in my wine etc.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
i would like that
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