Controversy over U.K. wine health warnings

"Jacques Chirac, chief detractor of eating in Britain, would lead the laughter," says food critic Egon Ronay, regarding the move to put health warnings on wine labels

"The degree of alcohol, mostly 12 to 13 per cent in ordinary wines, is already on every label," says Ronay. Plans for health alerts on bottles and cans similar to those on cigarettes were announced recently by Caroline Flint, the Public Health Minister. Ronay says, "Britain would be exposed to worldwide ridicule if plans by Caroline Flint to print a health notice on wine labels materialise."
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