A report by PanEuropa Bulgaria reveals that we consume more or less the same amount of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), regardless of whether we choose to drink beer, wine or hard liquor with friends.
The total ethanol content in the three most popular beverages is actually quite similar, although it varies greatly in terms of concentration. Beer contains about 5% pure alcohol. In wine it is roughly 12%, and in hard alcohol - 40%. Drinking 300 ml of beer, 100 ml of wine or 30 ml of hard liquor, we consume approximately the same amount of ethanol.
The WHO recommends 10 g of ethanol in a standard drink, and this is the common "dose" in a number of European countries. In Bulgaria, the standard is 20 g. According to the report, Bulgaria ranks eighth in terms of ethanol consumption among 217 countries.