How do you measure your wine?

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ncfitbit
ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
I'm especially curious what you do in informal social gatherings. At home it's no problem because I use a liquid measuring cup and I know exactly how much I'm consuming, but what do you do when you're at social gathering where different size wine glasses are being used and it would be awkward to bring a measuring cup. I'm heading to my husband's college reunion soon and I'd feel better if I had a plan for it rather than just wildly guessing. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to show up with my own glass.

Anybody dealt with this before and have a solution?
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  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,988 Member
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    I don't think you'd be wildly guessing, but making an educated guess, and you'll be fine :)
  • Ashley3213
    Ashley3213 Posts: 8 Member
    edited October 2016
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    I would suggest that you enjoy yourself but consider each glass is about 125 calories (I drink red so maybe find an average calorie/glass for the type of wine you drink). This way you can keep track and also enjoy your time without worrying. Enjoy!
  • JaxxieKat
    JaxxieKat Posts: 427 Member
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    If you won't have access to a measuring cup, you can make a close guess by holding your fingers against the side of the glass, ring finger at the top of the stem. Each finger's thickness is approximately an ounce in most barware. Now, if wine is being served, most servers will fill the glasses with a 5oz pour.
  • RuNaRoUnDaFiEld
    RuNaRoUnDaFiEld Posts: 5,864 Member
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    Just ask at the bar for 125ml of wine each time, I've never had a problem.
  • ncfitbit
    ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
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    This is what makes me nervous, but I guess there isn't an infinite number of wine glass types so I could educate myself as to how much each type holds, right?

  • ncfitbit
    ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
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    By the bottle :D

    Lol! Hmm, I guess I could just claim a whole bottle for myself!
  • ncfitbit
    ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
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    Just ask at the bar for 125ml of wine each time, I've never had a problem.

    Yes, bars and restaurants are no problem. I always ask, but I'm thinking more of an informal gathering where no one is pouring for you, but it's also not your home and your glasses.
  • snickerscharlie
    snickerscharlie Posts: 8,578 Member
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    ncfitbit wrote: »
    Just ask at the bar for 125ml of wine each time, I've never had a problem.

    Yes, bars and restaurants are no problem. I always ask, but I'm thinking more of an informal gathering where no one is pouring for you, but it's also not your home and your glasses.

    At times like these, you estimate it as best you can (unless you end up getting completely snockered and can't remember!) log it and move on. It's just one day and one function and in the bigger picture pretty irrelevant. Enjoy!
  • divcara
    divcara Posts: 357 Member
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    When I am at social things like that, I like to have a glass of water in between every glass of wine to pace myself and stay hydrated. I have also asked for half wine/half seltzer and that helps a lot too. Especially since I have no tolerance anymore. Keeps a glass in my hand but I'm not matching everyone drink for drink.
  • WinoGelato
    WinoGelato Posts: 13,454 Member
    edited October 2016
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    Will you be pouring the wine or will someone else? A standard home pour is usually 5 oz and around 125 calories. Even in restaurants they usually stick to a similar amount but occasionally up to 6 oz and that would be 150 cals. If someone poured you significantly more than that you'd know, so I would just estimate 130 caps/glass and try to keep count!

  • ahoy_m8
    ahoy_m8 Posts: 3,053 Member
    edited October 2016
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    I hear ya. And that is assuming you get a whole glass. Often at restaurants, my husband's glass is empty and when a server refills his, s/he tops off mine. Not a whole glass. Leaving aside the fact I then feel I need to drink faster, it's hard to know. Nominally I assume 5oz pours. Some places are pretty regimented about it, and some places are generous.

    At home I know how high to fill on crystal glasses etched with a pattern. Some glasses are easy to overserve. Rather than measuring cups, I plop my stem on the scale, tare, and pour 29g/oz. At someone else's house, I drink what they give me and give it my best, educated, guess.

    ETA: I have found the more I drink, the harder it is to tell. If I'm just having one or two glasses, it's not that hard.
  • ncfitbit
    ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
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    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Will you be pouring the wine or will someone else? A standard home pour is usually 5 oz and around 125 calories. Even in restaurants they usually stick to a similar amount but occasionally up to 6 oz and that would be 150 cals. If someone poured you significantly more than that you'd know, so I would just estimate 130 caps/glass and try to keep count!

    I will be pouring so that makes it a lot easier. We all contribute bottles in a common room and people just serve themselves. I like the idea of having a good idea what 5 oz. looks like though and then just counting how many times I fill my glass.
    ahoy_m8 wrote: »

    At home I know how high to fill on crystal glasses etched with a pattern. Some glasses are easy to overserve. Rather than measuring cups, I plop my stem on the scale, tare, and pour 29g/oz. At someone else's house, I drink what they give me and give it my best, educated, guess.

    ETA: I have found the more I drink, the harder it is to tell. If I'm just having one or two glasses, it's not that hard.

    Of course this could be an issue. Was that my third or fourth glass? Lol. This is an occasion where I will drink more than usual do so keeping count may be an issue.



  • WinoGelato
    WinoGelato Posts: 13,454 Member
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    ncfitbit wrote: »
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Will you be pouring the wine or will someone else? A standard home pour is usually 5 oz and around 125 calories. Even in restaurants they usually stick to a similar amount but occasionally up to 6 oz and that would be 150 cals. If someone poured you significantly more than that you'd know, so I would just estimate 130 caps/glass and try to keep count!

    I will be pouring so that makes it a lot easier. We all contribute bottles in a common room and people just serve themselves. I like the idea of having a good idea what 5 oz. looks like though and then just counting how many times I fill my glass.
    ahoy_m8 wrote: »

    At home I know how high to fill on crystal glasses etched with a pattern. Some glasses are easy to overserve. Rather than measuring cups, I plop my stem on the scale, tare, and pour 29g/oz. At someone else's house, I drink what they give me and give it my best, educated, guess.

    ETA: I have found the more I drink, the harder it is to tell. If I'm just having one or two glasses, it's not that hard.

    Of course this could be an issue. Was that my third or fourth glass? Lol. This is an occasion where I will drink more than usual do so keeping count may be an issue.



    Have an idea of what 5 oz looks like but I would also practice counting how long it takes you to pour 5 oz at home so you know it takes 3 seconds or whatever, and that's going to be the same regardless of what it looks like in different glasses...

    I'm usually more concerned about estimating the food I'm eating at an event like this!
  • ncfitbit
    ncfitbit Posts: 1,058 Member
    edited October 2016
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    WinoGelato wrote: »

    Have an idea of what 5 oz looks like but I would also practice counting how long it takes you to pour 5 oz at home so you know it takes 3 seconds or whatever, and that's going to be the same regardless of what it looks like in different glasses...

    I'm usually more concerned about estimating the food I'm eating at an event like this!

    Oh, that's a good idea! I like it. And I can check it against @JennGardner1 's finger width suggestion. That will make me feel better about it.

    Mostly I want to avoid that feeling of "who knows how much I've had, I might as well keep partying." Did I mention this is a three day event?

  • ahoy_m8
    ahoy_m8 Posts: 3,053 Member
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    ncfitbit wrote: »
    WinoGelato wrote: »

    Have an idea of what 5 oz looks like but I would also practice counting how long it takes you to pour 5 oz at home so you know it takes 3 seconds or whatever, and that's going to be the same regardless of what it looks like in different glasses...

    I'm usually more concerned about estimating the food I'm eating at an event like this!

    Oh, that's a good idea! I like it. And I can check it against @JennGardner1 's finger width suggestion. That will make me feel better about it.

    Mostly I want to avoid that feeling of "who knows how much I've had, I might as well keep partying." Did I mention this is a three day event?


    May the Force be with you.
  • jvcjim
    jvcjim Posts: 812 Member
    edited October 2016
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    less than a hogshead is appropriate. but i like it around 750ml but then my dr. thinks mine should be 0ml so i compromise and have around 300ml in a week
  • inertiastrength
    inertiastrength Posts: 2,343 Member
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    By the bottle usually
  • nowine4me
    nowine4me Posts: 3,985 Member
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    My standard pour Is to the tippy top of whatever glass is being used! Have fun and drink plenty of water. Maybe stick to 2-3 glasses regardless of size to play it safe.