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How You Pour Wine Affects Your Drinking


Did you ever consider the way you pour your wine? Well research shows that the amount of wine you drink can be affected by the way the wine is poured.

According to studies published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse:

  • Wider glasses lead to pouring up to 12% more wine than a narrow glass.
  • More wine is poured when holding the glass in hand, as opposed to pouring into a glass set on a countertop / tabletop. Again, up to 12% more.
  • People tend to pour more white wine into a glass than red wine — up to 9% more. The theory is that because red wine is a more stark contrast in color, it’s easier to judge how much is being poured.
  • More wine gets poured into colored glasses than in transparent glasses.
  • So, if you want to drink a little less tonight, make sure you serve yourself red wine in a crystal glass placed on a table. On the other hand, if you’re looking to drink a little more, hold a dark-colored glass in your hand and pour white wine into it.