Would you drive home after wine dinner?

Share a lesson you wish you had learned earlier in life.

So you’re going for a lavish 5 Course Wine Dinner, one you’ve been looking forward to since a long time.

To drive or not to drive, is the question

You drive down to the venue in time, dressed impeccably. The first course starts with a customary glass of champagne and the flight of wines unfolds with a white or a rose wine followed by the red wines and even a Port or any other sweet wine to go with the dessert. A nice long dinner with plenty of food. You don’t feel drunk at all.

Now here’s the thing – should you drive back home or take a cab?

Before seeking the answer let’s do the maths. Each glass of wine served on the table was 150 ml. 5 courses makes it 5 glasses which is a whopping 150 x 5 ~ 750 ml. That makes it a full bottle of wine.

A wine dinner may have a flight of 5 to 6 wines

So just going by the maths, common sense and the legality of it all, you should not drive back and rather take a cab.

And that’s exactly the lesson I got after attending a couple of wine dinners and it is the one I wish I had learned earlier from my first wine event itself.

Now if I am going somewhere where I need to drink wine, then I either take a cab or get someone else to drive the car. And that’s my advise to you all too. Cheers !!

Published by mukulmanku

Wines, Real Estate and Art are three things which I’m passionate about. A Masters degree in Real Estate Management and a WSET Level 3 in wines help me in this journey.

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