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