Tuesday, 01 February 2011 13:06    PDF Print E-mail
Pint Days Numbered

U.K. Pubgoers could soon ditch their traditional pint in favour of a ‘schooner’, a smaller measure of beer used in Australia, under government changes recently announced. The government wants to introduce a new range of measures in response to changing trade practices and consumer tastes. Instead of choosing between halves or pints, drinkers would also have the option of a schooner, the equivalent of two-thirds of a pint. Wine glasses would also see a change. Under the proposed change, a glass of wine could be sold in measures under 75ml, much lower than the current limit of 125ml. The Daily Mail newspaper said the new pint rule, which also applies to cider and lager, represents one of the most radical changes since the pint was introduced by an Act of Parliament in 1698. (Source: http://uk.reuters.com)