The Daily Telegraph

Just a small one, then


AMatt cartoon, a few years ago, showed a reveller clutching a giant wine goblet with the comment “I never have more than one glass”. It satirised the fact that our intake of alcohol is measured in units, with six glasses a week considered a healthy limit. Now academia has caught up. A University of Cambridge study has establishe­d the hardly surprising fact that if you want to drink less, then use smaller glasses. According to researcher­s, households that did consumed around 6.5 per cent less wine than those drinking from larger ones, with commensura­te improvemen­ts in health. But surely it depends on how many glasses you drink, or is that to be the subject of another study? Perhaps the best deterrent to overindulg­ence is smaller bottles.

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