Why you drink so much wine

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wineAMES, IA – Care for a glass of wine? New research from Iowa State University published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse, shows when people fill a wine glass they pour more white than red.

And we’re not just talking a drop or two; as much as 9% more.

So are white wine drinkers bigger lushes? Probably not, it’s just white wine tends to blend in with the glass – unlike red, which stands out. The study also revealed the way a wine glass is built, in addition to way you hold it, can determine how much alcohol you guzzle.

The width of the glass also plays a role in how much you pour; on average nearly 12% more when a glass is wider.

Surprisingly, participants poured more when the glass was being held – 12.2% more than when it was placed on a table. Perhaps the most troubling revelation was participants’ varied opinion of what constitutes one drink.

One standard serving of wine is 5 ounces. So, before you make any life-altering decisions remember jumbo tumbler counts as more than one drink.


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