Have you ever wondered what the perfect glass of wine looks like? Experts suggest that the ideal serving of wine comes in at somewhere between five and six ounces — but those six ounces can look very different, depending on the size and shape of the glass that you're using. And when you're trying to eyeball it yourself, figuring out how much wine goes in a glass gets even trickier.
Whether they are drinking from glasses or plastic cups, millennials imbibe their fair share of wine — and then some. According to statistics, 28 percent of millennials between the ages of 21 and 26 report that they drink at least one glass of wine every day. And with studies suggesting that at-home wine drinkers tend to over-pour, "generation wine" might be misjudging the number of real servings they are consuming when it comes to drinking the Nectar of the Gods.
Not that this is a terrible thing — according to a study by the European Society of Cardiology, active women who drank a 200-milliliter glass of wine with dinner five nights a week followed by a cup of tea saw a significant decrease in risk factors for heart disease. For those of you without a metric calculator in your head, that's actually 6.7 ounces, which means you have a little wiggle room when it comes to that perfect pour if cardiovascular health is what you're going for.
Just a decade ago, many restaurants were pouring as few as four ounces per glass of wine, which doesn't exactly stack up compared to today's larger five and six ounce servings — thank goodness they've changed their tune. It seems today the food services industry and cardiologists of the world agree that you should absolutely keep drinking wine, but the debate will continue as to how much is the perfect amount to pour in your wine-drinking vessel of choice.
So how much wine should you really be pouring? We decided to find out for ourselves. Watch the Bustle team try to eyeball a perfect six-ounce wine serving below.
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