How Not To Pour A Glass Of Wine
Is this good news or bad news? You decide. Researchers at Cornell have revealed (yes, they studied this) that the way you pour a glass of wine can add 12 percent more wine to the glass. Futurity reports on the study, which is published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse, and for which participants were asked to pour what they considered a normal drink using different types of glasses in various settings. The researchers, who tested six different pouring scenarios, found that participants poured around 12 percent more wine into a wide glass than a standard one, and they did the same when holding a glass while pouring compared to placing the glass on a table. They also found that the contrast between the glass and color of the wine also made a significant difference, so that when pouring white wine into a clear glass, they poured 9 percent more than pouring red. For those who want to drink less, Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and co-author of the study, has this advice: stick to the narrow wine glasses and only pour if your glass is on the table or counter and not in your hand.