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Thursday, June 9, 2016

If a Restaurant Gives You Large Wine Glasses...

You order a bottle from the restaurant's wine list then come the glasses, the wine server, and all the rituals that might go around it (cork pulling, sniffing, sampling). But what about the glassware? Does size matter?

Yes. According to a study big glasses lead to more drinking (wouldn't it be great to get paid for studying stuff like this). That is, you are more likely to order that second bottle. Big glasses lead you to think you're drinking less as a regular five ounce pour can look pretty small in a 12 ounce glass.