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4/05/2012

Tipple turns to a trickle as drinkers take safe option home

Australians are drinking less alcohol and even the steady growth in wine quaffing has stopped. The latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that beer drinking has plunged to a 65-year low. And for the first time in about two decades, the nation's wine intake has dipped slightly, despite the wide availability of inexpensive products, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.