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Wine glasses: Size does matter

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

If you want to cut down on the alcohol you drink, you may want to change the size of the glass you use to drink it in.

A new study from Cambridge University in England found when restaurants served wine in larger glasses, people would order refills more frequently even though the amount of alcohol in the first serving was the same.

Researchers say the larger glass changes our perception of how much wine there really is and leads to us drinking faster and more of it.

Staff served the same amounts of wine in different size glasses in an experiment conducted in a bar.

They found that sales went up by nearly 10 per cent when larger glasses were used.

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