Read at www.theguardian.com
One reason to not participate in Dry January is that it doesn't teach moderation. Instead of completely abstaining, one can opt for wines with lower alcohol content.
One of the reasons I'm not in favour of dry January is that it teaches you nothing about moderation.
Laithwaites has noticed a trend in the sales of wines with 11% ABV or lower, with nearly 10% of all bottles sold in the past six months falling in this category.
Interestingly, one company that has cottoned on to the trend for lower-ABV wines is Laithwaites, which, according to wine director Nick Taylor, recently worked out that just under a tenth of all the bottles it sold in the past six months were 11% ABV or under.