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Wine Drinking Habits Affected by Glass, Pouring and Color

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Size does matter, at least when it comes to wine glasses.

Researchers from Cornell University and Iowa State found that people tend to drink more wine from a wider glass than a narrower one.

They made the discovery while observing more than 70 students of legal drinking age who drank at least one glass of wine a week in a setting where the researchers could manipulate environmental cues.

Interestingly, when students used wider glasses, they poured 11.9 percent more wine.  Holding glasses while pouring also had an effect.  The students who did poured 12.2 percent more wine than others who had the glass set on a table.

Another factor: participants poured 9.2 percent more white wine in their glasses than red wine.

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