Nested wine glass aims to pace you

nested wine glass

Drink a glass of water for every glass of wine and you’ll emerge from the evening hangover-free. Such is common wisdom and some French design students have made some new nesting glassware, hand blown in Holland, that help drinkers comply with this maxim.

However, in his book Proof: the Science of Booze, Adam Rogers pours cold water on the idea. He writes that academic research on hangovers has not demonstrated dehydration, or a lower level of electolytes, as the cause of hangover severity.

So I guess it’s a good thing the the designers of the nested wine glass told Dezeen that their main goal is to reduce the over-consumption of alcohol, not prevent hangovers. Apparently having a little water after wine will slow the guzzlers down? Well, even if not, enjoy the cool glasses.

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6 Responses to “Nested wine glass aims to pace you”

  1. Interesting idea, although speaking as an engineer, it seems a bit over-engineered 🙂 . We learned this back in college days, and reminded each other (as often as we could remember) to drink water until you couldn’t stand any more before going to bed after a night of revelry. And our water glasses were the ones we used after brushing our teeth, not after drinking our wine!

  2. Neat design. Another thing to point is the outer piece acts as a koozie, keeping the warm hands off the vino.

  3. It looks a bit clumsy. Anyway, eating a lot of food is the best way to prevent a hangover. The threat of the weight gain alone will keep some from drinking too much.

  4. […] Do you know that when you drink the wine (or any alcohol for that matter), you should have water in between the glasses? It supposed to prevent hungover (some of the latest research suggests that it might not be true, who knows), and water is generally good for you. Some of the creative types designed nested glasses which would simplify this task for you – both wine and water are readily in your hand at any time, wine glass on top of the water glass. You can read about this glasses in the Dr. Vino’s blog post. […]

  5. Interesting! My two grand-fathers used to drink their wine with water for lunch anyway. That was the tradition in the south of France, and they were working all afternoon just fine.

  6. The best way to get rid of a hangover is to drink plenty of water and get some rest.Its as simple as that.


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