The men had last names of Wang and Yang. They were caught by a security officer at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China, with a “liquid-filled tiger inside one of their bags” at airport security, according to Road Warrior Voices.
Wang responded to the security officer and said, “Little girl, it’s good stuff inside. It’s aphrodisiac wine that was bought from my buddy’s hometown. You know, it’s very, very expensive,” Shanghaiist reported.
Wang and Yang were told the wine could not be brought onto the plane as checked luggage, so they decided to drink the entire bottle.
According to Shanghaiist, once their “faces turned red” a security manager said intoxicated passengers were not allowed onboard.
Wang replied, “We both can drink like a fish, but we’re afraid of wasting the aphrodisiac! We won’t bring this kind of stuff anymore. If we do, we will register it as checked baggage.”
Fueled in part by the growth of the American wine industry, the United States last year became the world’s biggest internal market for wine, pushing France into second place for the first time. (Reuters)
Wine consumption in the United States rose .5 percent from 2012 to 2013, while wine consumption in France fell nearly 7 percent in the same period.
Despite the overall market comparison, per capita wine consumption is still about six times higher in France.
That may change, if the downward trend continues in France. According to the BBC, more than half of French adults were daily wine drinkers in 1980; now only 17 percent are daily drinkers, and 38 percent don’t drink wine at all. (BBC)
Had too much to drink last night? Don’t blame yourself. Blame the wine glass.
"Researchers say people who hold the glass while they pour and those who pick white wine will drink more. Also, the wider the glass, the more you’ll end up pouring." (Via Bay News 9)
The new study by researchers at Iowa State and Cornell Universities found simply holding your wine glass while you pour leads to a 12 percent larger pour. (Via The Daily Meal)
I knew I was getting a little heavy-handed.
And it’s not just the type of wine or the way you hold your glass, but the glass itself. (Via The Today Show)
An Iowa State researcher told the Pentagon Post, “People have trouble assessing volumes… They tend to focus more on the vertical than the horizontal measures. That’s why people tend to drink less when they drink from a narrow glass, because they think they’re drinking more.”
There you have it. The extra calories, the extra headache, all of it the wine glass’ fault.
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