Campaigners and nutritionists said the study showed how alcohol contained “hidden” sugars which could contribute to a series of health problems.
Aseem Malhotra, a cardiologist and science director of Action on Sugar, a campaign group, said: “The amount of sugar in some of these alcoholic drinks is really quite astonishing.
“I enjoy the occasional drink as much as anyone else but it is clearly better to choose the option with the least amount of sugar as the evidence for added sugar being the number one health villain in the diet grows ever stronger.
“Evidence reveals that a moderate amount of red wine, which is comparatively low in sugar, may actually protect against cardiovascular disease and this is my drink of choice.”
So we’re all to be limited to the “occasional” (ie, one small one every blue moon) glass of red wine, all in the name of toxic sugar.
Next they’ll be telling us that fags are laced with fructose no doubt.