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Alcohol is alcohol, no matter what you drink. A standard serving of beer, wine, and spirits contain essentially the same amounts of alcohol, and it affects your body the same way. For 30 years, the National Consumers League has called for the federal government to require standardized and complete labeling information on beer, wine and distilled spirits products. Here's why.
A standard drink is defined as:
• 12-ounces of beer
• 8-ounces of malt liquor
• 5-ounces of wine
• 1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor