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How Can You Avoid Pouring Yourself Too Much Wine?

Many people wind down with a glass of wine after a long day, but there can be a fine line between feeling relaxed and drinking too much. Research from Cornell University suggests that people tend to drink more wine than they mean to because they don't know the best way to pour it. For example, people pour about 12% more wine when using a wide glass, rather than a narrower one. They tend to overpour by about that same amount when holding the glass, rather than pouring while it rests on a table. People will also pour themselves a more generous serving of white wine because it is camouflaged by the color of the glass, unlike red wine.

Raising a glass to wine:

  • Of all the wine-drinking nations in the world, Vatican City takes top honors, drinking an average of 19.5 gallons (74 liters) per capita per year.

  • In moderation, red wine is thought to have some health benefits, as a single glass delivers a large amount of antioxidants and may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • In the United Kingdom, Prince Charles has an Aston Martin that was converted to run on bioethanol made from wine.

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