Am I Drinking Too Much?????

I drink wine and have for all of my life.  I was brought up in a European household where my grandfather and all of our neighbors made their own wine.  In my basement I had a wine press and two barrels.  We drank wine with dinner every night and if we were home fr lunch and not working we did then too.  When guests came over we drank more wine.  We were not drunk.  I never thought of myself as an alcoholic but as one who drank wine and not soda.  I also drink coffee and water and snapple, etc.  But I can drink a bottle a day and not get drunk . . it's not in one sitting but throughout the day.  I am healthy and work out 3 times a week and I am a successful full-time working person.

I am mortified to see that according to the standards I am an alchy.  I don't like to drink anything else with my meals or as a nightcap.  Am I missing something??

nopriors nopriors
46-50, F
3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

Finally someone else that sees it my way! I love my wine too!

Can you enjoy a day or two without wine?<br />
If so you are probably ok. If you have to drink then you probably are an alcoholic but what you describe just sounds like a great lifestyle<br />

It doesn't sound like you're drinking too much to me, but then again my consumption is up there with the best of them. As far as I'm concerned soda is just as bad. Technically your an alcoholic and technically I should be dead with how much I guzzle, don't worry about it, if everyone lived by the "standards" then the world would be even more boring than what it already is.