I'm a little confused here. I was diagnosed with AF a couple of weeks ago and im refraining from alcohol till I have seen my specialist at the hospital as im still waiting to for an appointment. Previous to being diagnosed I enjoyed a nice bottle of Pinot Grigiot or Merlot mostly at weekends. The doctor in the hospital explained that alcohol is a trigger of AF but said I could still drink but stick to the recommended amounts. Since I joined this forum its seems most people are saying you need to give it up completely .I don't smoke and I lost 6 stones last year which I know cuts down on other risks.I know the risks of alcohol in general and believe me I know I cant go mad but do I have to cut out altogether.Does anyone with AF on here still have a weekly tipple?