It's caused quite a surprise. But new Government guidelines on how much alcohol we can safely drink have been issued, which say it's safer to drink nothing at all.
Doctors are hoping the new guidelines will drive down rates of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. For many it's well timed - as dozens of people try to abstain for Dry January.
But as Matt Price reports it's angered some campaign groups.
There's big money in the South East's vineyards. They're not quite at a level to rival the slopes of Tuscany or the plantations of South West France, but what started as almost a cottage industry 30 years ago, is now a multi-million pound money-spinner. Nashreen Issa reports.
Whether you're a sporting fan or not, you can't have failed to notice Wimbledon fortnight has just begun. And once again suppliers in the south east are making hay while the sun shines by sending their wares to the world-famous tournament.
But for the first time in Wimbledon's history, there'll be an English wine on the menu - and it's from Bolney in Sussex.
David Johns reports, speaking to wine maker Sam Linter and strawberry grower Marion Regan.
Thieves have stolen more than a hundred thousand pounds worth of some of the world's finest wines from a warehouse in Basingstoke.
Like the Hatton Garden heist, they cut a hole through the wall of the firm Berry Bros and Rudd - which is famous for supplying the Royal family.
One crate alone they stole was worth £5000.
Many schools have business classes nowadays but how about their own vineyard?
Well, pupils at Buckswood School outside Hastings are learning the science, production and art of wine making - and they've got their own vintage to prove it.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to head teacher Mark Redsell, pupils Tom Milne and Alexandria Roberts, and local winemaker Alex Carr-Taylor.
The famous Beaujolais Run charity driving event has left from Brands Hatch today. The event is now in its 41st year with a a variety of sports and supercars leaving for France to bring back the first batch of Beaujolais wine of the season.
Can English sparkling wine really compete with French champagne? Vineyard owners in England think it can. Tom Savvides has been speaking to vineyard founder Andrew Weeber and grape picker Rita Everett.
Click video. In the long term climate change is promising some benefits. Vineyards in the region can produce wines which rival some some of the best the French have to offer. Proof has come from a grower in Dorset where the sparkling wine has won the equivalent of the Oscars.
£17,000 - that's the cost of a bottle of 2009 red burgundy in one of the most valuable wine cellars in the world.
It's also possibly one of the biggest cellars, containing millions of bottles from all over the world.
Kerry Swain went for an exclusive look around and speaks to Keith Procter of Berry Bros & Rudd, and Alan Poole, site manager.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2007, from an award-winning West Sussex-based producer regarded as one of England's leading names in sparkling wines. The wine is produced from the three classic champagne varieties and is their latest vintage, released in time for the Jubilee.