Wine glasses in the UK are now on average seven times larger than they were three hundred years ago, new research has found.
An investigation by Cambridge University identified a steady increase in the size of glassware from the early Georgian era and a rapid enlargement in the twentieth century.
Combined with an increase in the average strength of wine, the larger glasses mean today’s alcohol consumption from wine is likely to be far higher than in the past, researchers said.
For I recall those reports of how much people who could afford to drink actually drank back then. Couple of bottles a man at dinner sort of thing.
Now, obviously, those reports could be wrong. Also, wine drinking was very much a minority pursuit then. Near all except the richest would be drinking beer.
For the new research, published in the British Medical Journal, the team obtained the measurements of 411 glasses from 1700 to modern day.
Seriously, this is what is being used as scientific evidence these days?