My husband came home with new wine glasses earlier this week. We (OK . . . I) had broken a few lately, so he bought some sturdier ones that can hold up to my somewhat careless dishwashing.
The new ones have a wider bowl than our previous ones, a fact that provided me with an opportunity – love that word! – to revisit the quantity of wine in my glass.
As we sipped our wine with dinner that night, I discovered halfway through the meal that the glass had played a trick on me. Normally one glass of wine (5 ounces) is my limit. Less than that is fine. More is definitely not. Yes, I am a lightweight, but it keeps me from exceeding the recommendations for healthy alcohol consumption.
I was about 2/3 of the way to the bottom of my glass by the time I discovered that I was feeling a little loopy. Then it dawned on me – ahh, this is a big glass, and there is more than 5 ounces in there!
No real harm was done, but it was a good reminder. Pay attention to the size and shape of your wine glass. It makes a big difference! Take a look at the difference!