#Scandalholics, You Might Want to Watch that Wine Intake

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Tonight ABCs hit show Scandal returns and wine will flow. Thanks to Olivia Pope, played by the beautiful and very preggers Kerry Washington, and Shonda Rhimes, that executive producer/writer born with a golden pen in her hand, Crate and Barrel can’t seem to keep those Camille Wine Glasses in stock. Couch gladiators want to be just like the leading lady so when they want something to drink from they reach for a 23- or 13-ounce wine glass just like the one Olivia Pope guzzles from after a hard day’s work.


But, take caution. According to a study by Doug Walker, Laura Smarandescu, and Brian Wansink, when a wine glass is wider people pour 12% more alcohol than they would if a smaller glass was used. The good news: most people are aware that they pour more when they use a bigger glass.  Who wants to get up during the middle of Scandal for a refill?

Just to be on the safe side, one serving of wine is 5 ounces. If you are use the 23 ounce Camille, your glass should only be about one quarter of the way full. If you use the 13 ounce glass, you guessed it—your glass should be  just about half full.

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Drink responsibly.

Image Source: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/pdf/info-wine.pdf

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on Amazon.com.

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