Biggest drinkers in Europe


Forget your stereotypes about the Irish and their penchant for a tipple. Such slurs would appear more accurately levelled at the Luxembourgeois.

This glass-draining infographic comes courtesy of Mediaworks, who have scoured the dingiest, stickiest recesses of the internet to calculate who orders the biggest round in Europe.

Did you know there's no legal minimum drinking age in Russia? Or that alcohol misuse costs the NHS £2.7 billion each year? And that 18% of Europe claim to drink for "tradition". Read on for more sobering stats.