Scientists: amount of wine glasses has grown 7 times in 300 years
For the last three hundred years, people began to drink more and of the more capacious tableware.
C 1700 the average size of wine glasses in Britain increased seven times. To such conclusion came researchers from Cambridge Teresa Marto (Theresa Marteau) and Zorana Zupan (Zorana Zupan); in their opinion, the increase in volume of the vessel can be connected with the General tendency to increase the volume of consumption of alcohol.
In the early XVIII century wine glass was more like what we now call glass, and its volume is on average equal to 66 ml; today, ordinary glass is almost half a liter of fluid — 449 ml.
Consumption of alcohol subject to sharp fluctuations in connection with historical events — periods of economic depression, war, legal restrictions and their cancellation; however, there are persistent trends — for example, the distribution of beverages in popularity depending on income. In England the poor traditionally drink beer and spirits — gin, rum and whiskey, and the rich drink more wine. This trend began to change in the 60s when the wine has become more accessible and its consumption increased.