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Wine glass size on the rise

Feel like you’re drinking more wine than you were a decade ago? Larger glasses might be to blame. UK researchers at the University of Cambridge studied changes in wine glass size over time and found that the capacity of wine glasses in England increased from an average of 66ml in the year 1700, to 449ml in 2017 – an almost seven-fold increase.

Researchers can’t confirm the increase in glass size is a direct cause of the rise of wine consumption in England, but say it may have contributed to it.

BMJ, December 2017

First published: Mar 2018



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