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Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed an interesting fact about our drinking habits for alcoholic beverages; a curved glass dramatically increases the speed at which participants drink, and judging the mid point of a glass is much harder with a curved pint glass.

Using 129 male and female alcohol drinkers, participants were randomly chosen to drink either soft drinks or lager in both curved and straight-sided glasses. For soft drinks, the time taken did not differ, with each glass taking roughly 7 minutes to drink. However, for the alcoholic drinks, the difference was substantial: participants finished their beverage in only 7 minutes using the fluted glass, whilst the straight sided glass averaged 11 minutes.

Extrapolating this result linearly shows that an average drinker might consume 8 full drinks an hour with the fluted glass (in this experiment, glass capacity was 12 fl oz, or around 355ml), whilst drinkers with the straight-sided glass would have 5 per hour. Naturally, this simple addition has many flaws, but shows an incredible difference with a seemingly simple change in glass shape.

One explanation posed for the difference in drinking times is that we generally seek visual references when drinking alcoholic beverages, and that the vertical mid point of a curved glass contains substantially more liquid that the equivalent straight glass. Therefore, pacing a drink according to the mid point on a fluted glass would result in a quicker drinking time.

Personally, I find curved glasses more appealing as they fit into the hand better. Holding your average pint for a longer time could decrease the time taken to consume, as there is a natural incentive to take sips more often. The Conique glass, for example would probably sit on a table or bar counter much longer than the Tulip or Jubilee pint glasses, which are cradled easier.

So, with pubs around the country closing down, though alcohol misuse on the rise, what is the ideal solution? The government may be wise to include a mandatory half way marker on all glasses, though the pub owner might want to invest in our great range of curved pint and half-pint glasses!

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