What does 'Enjoying Alcohol Responsibly' really mean?
We think it is important to inform and educate our guests about all aspects of our service. This website is full of practical information about enjoying wine (alcohol) responsibly. We hope you’ll find our advice, answers and guidelines useful. But before you read on, remember:
While different countries publish different guidelines for drinking alcohol responsibly, most scientists and doctors agree that men can safely enjoy two drinks a day, while women should stick to one. They also agree that some people – including children, adolescents and pregnant women – should not drink alcohol at all.
Fact: alcohol is a natural product. Fact: like many other natural products, it affects your body when consumed. First it sedates your central nervous system, then, if you keep drinking, irritates it. Fact: alcohol makes some people happy, some sad, and others angry – but too much alcohol gives everyone the same symptoms – a hangover!
Risky Drinking Patterns
In some situations and for people with certain physical conditions drinking alcohol in any amounts poses a significant risk to health and safety. The most obvious one is drinking and driving – because alcohol and driving are a deadly mix. But it’s also dangerous to drink at work, during or before sports, when you’re pregnant or if you have alcohol-related problems.
My Chauffeur recognizes our responsibility to encourage people to enjoy wine (alcohol) in moderation as part of a positive lifestyle. At the same time, we don’t believe that general limitations on production, sales and consumption are the most effective way to address the problem of irresponsible drinking. We believe more specific, targeted actions can achieve the best results. As a result:
o 'Hard alcohol' is NOT allowed inside our tour vehicles.
o Only drinking wine or beer responsibly & moderately is allowed inside our tour vehicles.
o If a tour guest is too intoxicated to drive home after the tour, My Chauffeur will, on request, arrange for a driver or a taxi.
If any party member shows signs of excessive intoxication as determined by the chauffeur; any of the following may occur:
Family & Alcohol
Alcohol can have a major impact on family life, but at the same time, parents who use alcohol responsibly can make a positive difference to the attitudes and behaviors that their children adopt as they grow up.
Confused about what alcohol does to your body or how long it stays in your bloodstream? Want to know if it’s good for your health? Want to know why you feel so bad after you drink too much alcohol? This easy to use section contains some useful answers to the most frequently asked questions about alcohol.