Children in Italy, France and Spain know from an early age that drinking wine is commonplace. Drinking wine to excess is not.
Though some studies have suggested that offering children small tastes of alcohol is associated with problem drinking, countries where drinking wine at meals is standard, including Italy, France and Spain, rank among the least risky in a World Health Organization report on alcohol. Can cultural attitudes toward wine affect our propensity for problem drinking?
Source: Do Children in France Have a Healthier Relationship With Alcohol?
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