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Alcohol Consumption is Falling in Most Big European Countries

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DROWNING YOUR SORROWS?
Party's officially over folks, both literally and figuratively. The Economist reports that Europeans are drinking less. "What explains the great sobering-up? In part, the drivers appear to be social and cultural. The decline in drinking is most marked in southern Europe, where there has been a notable dropping-off in wine-drinking, especially during the working day. Rising numbers of urban workers and the insidious spread of Anglo-Saxon fast-food habits are working against the old traditions of a glass with breakfast followed by a long lunch fuelled by a bottle or two. These countries also had a lot further to fall. In 1980 France, Italy and Spain were the booziest nations in Europe."
SOURCE:   Economist

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