Hard liquor companies and consumer groups were pushing for the labels and each had their own reasons. The liquor companies that offer beverages with low calories or low carbohydrates want to advertise this. It would bring in drinkers who are dieting or calorie-conscious.
Consumer groups believe that alcoholic beverages should be labeled the same way that packaged food is labeled. People (justly) believe that they have a right know what they’re putting in their system.
As you can imagine, not all alcoholic beverage companies may want their consumers to know the breakdown of their drinks.
Beer companies probably won’t be in favor of nutrition labels. They wouldn’t want people limiting their beer intake because of the number of calories displayed on each can or bottle. Also, wine companies are not expected to use the labels because they may ruin the classy look of their bottles. As for consumers, many agree that the labels should leave out nutrients. Listing these can make the beverages seem more like food, and they shouldn’t be considered as such.
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