Jancis Robinson stated that she is rather worried about the increasing tendency to treat 17.5cl as a standard glassful. It contains roughly twice as much alcohol as the standard unit that the medical profession is always berating us with.

The British Government is set to allow measures smaller than the old standard wine glass measure, 12.5cl to be sold legally- will Ireland follow?

“There are many ways to present an array of wines on a restaurant list. But I suspect for most diners who are less fixated by wine than me, the most sensible way to present a reasonably small collection is to list by colour and then upwards by price. Many people know far more about how much they want to spend than about where each wine comes from.”(Jancis Robinson).