Most consumers are still confused about government recommendations on sensible drinking according to the latest survey by the Portman Group. The industry watchdog said most people know about alcohol units, but less than a third understand the daily benchmarks' the government is advocating instead of the old weekly limits. The daily benchmarks recommend that women should drink fewer than three alcohol units a day and men should consume fewer than four. Portman's director Jean Coussins said: "The combined efforts of the government and the industry have raised unit awareness to record levels. But much more needs to be done to help the public interpret this in relation to their own drinking patterns. Men are more than twice as likely to know what is meant by daily benchmarks. And men are also better than women at identifying the number of units in particular drinks, including beer, wine and spirits." {{DRINKS }}