By: Rachael Anderson
If you're partial to pouring yourself a glass of wine after work, be extra careful. You might actually be drinking more than you think, which could result in an unexpected hangover the next morning -- or even certain health problems.Excessive alcohol consumption can make your RealAge up to 7.3 years older. Take the RealAge Test.
Most people think of a glass of wine as just one serving, but depending on the size, shape and location of your wine glass, it could be closer to two -- or even three! A small study of 73 participants published in the September 2013 edition of the journal of Substance Use and Misuse found that people tend to over-pour vino if their glass is wide, or if they are holding the glass in their hand instead of placing it on a table. The color of the wine matters, too. People filled a clear glass with a larger serving of white wine than red wine.
The reason is simple: People can't gauge volume very well. They tend to notice verticalRead More »from Drank Too Much? it Could Be Your Wine Glass