Do you drink wine? Shut up, me too!
Since it’s socially unacceptable to crack open a bottle of red at 8 AM, do you wait until your kids are asleep to booze? Yes! Come on, this is just too strange! Wanna be best friends and get a BFF necklace like this:
You know what else I really love, new best friend? I love science experiments. Maybe it’s because I really loved Mr. Wizard’s World as a kid. Remember that guy?
The other night I was pouring myself a glass of wine into my favorite Pottery Barn wine glass, and the Mr. Wizard in me started to think about volume. Not the volume that my daughter can reach while she is mid-tantrum, but the volume of wine that my HUGE wine glasses can actually hold.
Now I know these aren’t normal size glasses, but my days aren’t normal sized and they call for big, fancy wine glasses that can hold the amount of “Mommy Juice” needed to take the edge off the day’s tantrums, messes, clean-ups, butt wipes, nose wipes, school drop offs, school pick up… you get the idea.
So I decided to perform a little experiment. How much wine can my Pottery Barn wine glass hold and what do these findings mean for me?
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- Pottery Barn white wine glass
- Blue food coloring
Why blue food coloring? Well blue is the most scientific color, just ask the makers of maxi-pad commercials.
Now on to my methods: these are the wine glasses full of water that is pretending to be wine. I know the glasses are a little full, but just imagine Mamma had a really bad day and stop judging for the sake of science, OK?
So how much wine do these glasses hold?
Holy cannoli that’s a lot of grape juice! Just under three cups for the white wine glass and just over three cups for the red.
I decided to consult the most reliable online source, Wikipedia, and according to them, the average “pour” for wine is five to six ounces. That looks like this:
Ridiculous? Hand me that bottle. No one has time for you to be stingy with the booze.
Now somewhere in the article is stated that the wine glass should be double in size so the wine can “aerate,” but I can’t bothered with those sorts of details.
And now the most important part of the science experiment: what conclusions did I come to.
- Clearly the designer of Pottery Barn’s wine glasses was a mother that needed a break at the end of the night
- Why go out and deal with stingy “pours” at stuffy restaurants when you can just fill your glass right to the rim at home?
- When it seems as if there isn’t enough wine in all of Napa to ease the sting of a really rough day try this combo: jar of peanut butter in the AM and wine after the kids’ bedtime.
- In the end, many of my results are still inconclusive. The only thing I can do now is further testing. Care to join me on my next round of experiments, best buddy?