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Researchers discover secrets behind unintentional overpouring of wine
natmonitor ^ | September 30, 2013 | Lance Tillson

Posted on 09/30/2013 6:47:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Pouring two to three glasses of wine when you think you’re pouring just a glass is actually quite common, new research at Iowa State and Cornell universities reveals. In fact, researchers found that how much one pours is affected by a number of environmental factors and could have somber repercussions when it comes to overconsumption of alcoholic beverages.

Researchers asked the study participants to pour what they thought was a normal drink utilizing various types of glasses in different environments. The findings reveal how easy it is to overpour. For example, participants poured approximately 12 percent more wine into a wide glass than a standard one. The same was observed when holding a glass while pouring versus placing the glass on a table and pouring.

“People have trouble assessing volumes,” said co-author Laura Smarandescu, assistant professor of marketing at Iowa State, in a statement. “They tend to focus more on the vertical than the horizontal measures. That’s why people tend to drink less when they drink from a narrow glass, because they think they’re drinking more.”

Researchers looked at six different environmental cues to learn how each affected the amount of wine poured. They found that the contrast between the glass and the color of the wine also led to a considerable difference. For instance, when pouring white into a clear glass, study participants added nine percent more than adding red into a clear glass.

“If you ask someone how much they drink and they report it in a number of servings, for a self-pour that’s just not telling the whole story. One person’s two is totally different than another person’s two,” said co-author Douglas Walker, an assistant professor of marketing at Iowa State. “Participants in the study were asked to pour the same amount at each setting, but they just couldn’t tell the difference.”

According to researchers, even though study participants could recognize those environmental factors, it does not mean they were aware of how much more wine they were adding to accurately document their alcohol consumption.

Unfortunately, drinking too much wine can have quick and serious consequences. According to Smarandescu, people will often rely on internal indicators, like a full feeling, when eating, but that doesn’t translate to drinking. The study reveals the need to teach people about how to determine a proper serving size of alcohol.

The study’s findings are described in the journal of Substance Use and Misuse.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Science
KEYWORDS: alcohol; wine

1 posted on 09/30/2013 6:47:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

A 12+ oz wine glass is the way to go.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 6:54:04 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono
Pouring two to three glasses of wine when you think you’re pouring just a glass is actually quite common, new research at Iowa State and Cornell universities reveals.

Nothing in the rest of the article talks about simple miscounting like this first sentence does.

3 posted on 09/30/2013 6:54:18 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is funny. It seems like a “duh” assessment to me. If glasses are different sizes or colors, people are going to pour different amounts. If the study asked people to pour the same amount in the same type of glass, they’d get consistent results.

I hope taxpayer money wasn’t spent on this study. (Too lazy to click through before a full glass of chocolate milk.) ;p


4 posted on 09/30/2013 6:57:55 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: JoeProBono

Try assessing volume after 6 shots of JD...


5 posted on 09/30/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: JoeProBono

Sometimes people pour a little too much wine in the glass, and have to sip it down until they can pour the right amount back into it. I’ve found that it often takes three or four tries to get it right, only with me it is Scotch, not wine.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 7:00:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: JoeProBono

Who uses a glass for drinking wine?


7 posted on 09/30/2013 7:05:21 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: JoeProBono

8 posted on 09/30/2013 7:05:33 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

A glass of wine is 1/4 a bottle.....easiest way to judge is look at the bottle....


9 posted on 09/30/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: JoeProBono

What’s with the ‘unintentional’, kemosabe?


10 posted on 09/30/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: smokingfrog

11 posted on 09/30/2013 7:10:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2banana

LOL.

I was thinking they should watch me in action with my “handle” of George Dickel #12 and a water glass!

Ya beat me to it!


12 posted on 09/30/2013 7:10:54 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: bunkerhill7

A person without a beer mug.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 7:12:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
A glass of wine is 1/4 a bottle.....easiest way to judge is look at the bottle....

Are you sure? :-)


14 posted on 09/30/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: JoeProBono
"The study’s findings are described in the journal of Substance Use and Misuse."

And why would they choose wine for this study? People have trouble estimating volumes when it comes to wine but can pour exact amounts if the liquid is orange juice or water?

Could there be an agenda behind this study? Me thinks so.

15 posted on 09/30/2013 7:13:20 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

Agreed. It is time to get the politics out of our booze!


16 posted on 09/30/2013 7:16:47 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Nervous Tick

um, yeah, I am. Per bottle...(standard can be assumed). I did not say Magnum, or anything else...BOTTLE.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 7:17:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

>> standard can be assumed

You know what they say about assume. :-)

I was just making a funny... I am frankly surprised that you’re touchy about it!

The gracious response would have been “ha ha, yeah, sorry, I meant standard 750ml bottle.”


18 posted on 09/30/2013 7:25:16 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: bunkerhill7
Who uses a glass for drinking wine?

Me. My lovely wife.

19 posted on 09/30/2013 7:27:50 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Nervous Tick

Sorry....you right....I’m busy and crabby today......I need a fouth of a 750 ML bottle....OF SINGLE MALT!!


20 posted on 09/30/2013 7:31:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Nervous Tick

Gotta get me one of those IMPERIAL bottles of Cabernet! Wow!


21 posted on 09/30/2013 7:32:15 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hm, and here I thought wine came in 3 servings bottles.

:-)


22 posted on 09/30/2013 7:33:25 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

>> I’m busy and crabby today

No worries. Even though I, personally have NEVER been like that.

;-)

Hope your day gets better and better from here!


23 posted on 09/30/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
A glass of wine is 1/4 a bottle.....easiest way to judge is look at the bottle....

indeed... when sharing a bottle with my husband, we typically each consume two glasses of wine...

24 posted on 09/30/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Big Giant Head

I somehow doubt that they put the really *good* stuff in those giant bottles.

Although what do I know... I’m a beer guy.


25 posted on 09/30/2013 7:39:25 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: JoeProBono

2-Buck Chuck, I used to drink it straight from the bottle when I was younger,,, not so much these days...


26 posted on 09/30/2013 8:00:06 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Back in my day it was Boone's Farm, LOL

27 posted on 09/30/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Nervous Tick

No, some of the most expensive and best wines go in the larger bottles.

They are, alas, seldom drunk because they trade at a premium, so they end up being traded and stored long past when they should be drunk.

It’s like my neighbor with a perfect 1960s Ferrari, with 2,000 kilo on the speedometer. Kills me. DRIVE IT!


28 posted on 09/30/2013 8:03:31 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: nascarnation

And Cisco before that....
cheers!


29 posted on 09/30/2013 8:05:09 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: JoeProBono

You know, in the not-to-distant-future, citizens will only be allowed to partake of single serve wines - with an HHS card swipe before each purchase....

She's Back...


30 posted on 09/30/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: JoeProBono; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth
Another useless "study" and costly "research" performed at taxpayers' supported institutes of higher leftist leaning.

The two "assistant professors" cited above apparantly have little to do with active classroom teaching jobs....just diddling around conducting wine-pouring tests that no one cares about and then publishing papers on it that no one reads.

No wonder our kids graduate out of college unable to even pass high school tests and in some cases, eighth grade grammar school tests.

Well, at least they'll know how to pour wine in the proper manner.

Leni

31 posted on 09/30/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: JoeProBono
“People have trouble assessing volumes,” said co-author Laura Smarandescu...

I don't. More is better.

32 posted on 09/30/2013 8:15:50 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
"A little to much is just about right."

-Mae West

33 posted on 09/30/2013 8:17:40 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Nervous Tick
To continue


34 posted on 09/30/2013 8:32:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: JoeProBono

I only tend to overpour Laphroaig.


35 posted on 09/30/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Patriot365

Not likely with Obamacare & invasive questionnaires.

I already have it on good authority that physicians who ask a patient how much alcohol he imbibes every week, routinely double the answer quantity that they put into their report.


36 posted on 09/30/2013 8:37:54 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: from occupied ga

LOL!


37 posted on 09/30/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: from occupied ga

I wonder when they started using those names for the sizes above a magnum, and why each was chosen for the given size. (yeah, I know where the names come from).


38 posted on 09/30/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: libertarian27

39 posted on 09/30/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: from occupied ga

Interesting. Additional research indicates that a keg (US wine) of wine contains three Nabuchadnezzars.


40 posted on 09/30/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma

Puts a new interpretation on “I have a bottle of wine with dinner.”


41 posted on 09/30/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nascarnation
Back in my day it was Boone's Farm, LOL

Dittos. But 2-Buck Chuck is better that Boone's Farm. Not everything has gone to pot over the years....

42 posted on 09/30/2013 9:38:59 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: 2banana

who uses a shot glass..... oh, em.... I see the point of the article...


43 posted on 09/30/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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