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Should 250ml glasses of wine go?

Should 250ml glasses of wine go? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Jamie Goode, writing on the Wine Option website, suggests that the 250ml glass of wine should be scrapped.

 

I tend to agree. A glass that's a third of a bottle is simply too big. It doesn't fit in with the other drinks in a round in the pub and it stealthily gets people to consume more alcohol. It's bordering on irresponsible.

 

Seeing as a glass of pub wine has to hit a price point of £5-£7, I would much rather drink a glass half the size and three times the quality (double the price, treble the quality is a rule of mine). A 125ml glass at £5 would mean drinking a much better wine and consuming about the same alcohol as a beer drinker in the same round.

 

There's more on this on @bibendbumwines website: http://bibendum-times.co.uk/posts/news/2012/05/08/3-reasons-to-scrap-250ml-glasses-of-wine-in-the-on-trade/

 

 

Time to start a campaign??

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The Real Dirt on the Parker Theory and Chateau Al Gore

The Real Dirt on the Parker Theory and Chateau Al Gore | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
The new issue of the Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) leads off with a fascinating article by Julian M. Alston, Kate B. Fuller, James T. Lapsley and George Soleas titled “Too Much of a Good ...

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Prohibition still exists in the USA - BBC

Prohibition still exists in the USA - BBC | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

I could hardly believe it when I read it, but prohibition still exists in some parts of the USA.

 

Land of the Free? You decide...

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Beer Makes You Smarter - Telegraph

Beer Makes You Smarter  - Telegraph | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Men who drink two pints of beer before tackling brain teasers perform better than those who attempt the riddles sober, scientists have found.

 

Me thinks more research is required. Does wine make you wiser?

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US Pinot Picks - Bloomberg

US Pinot Picks - Bloomberg | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

John Mariani whizzes through a great set of Pinot Noir wines, all from the USA.

 

I like this article. He points out how lower alcohol levels suit pinots and suggests a few at affordable prices that people might like to try.

 

Personally, I can only vouch for the Coppola, which I remember finding a little over-ripe. Who has tried any of these?

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David Swaddle's comment, April 9, 2012 6:26 PM
I saw this article afterwards, where Steve Heimoff gets a bit upset at this review: http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2012/04/09/bold-and-brassy-doesnt-go-over-in-nyc-thats-weird/

What do you think? Have you enjoyed "big alcohol" Pinots??
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Beer is your friend - Fox News

Beer is your friend - Fox News | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Mmmm...beer!

 

OK, so wine might not actually be great for us, but guess what - beer is! At least, that's accoriding ot this report on Fox News.

 

Waddayathink? Can a beer a day keep the doctor away?

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