If you are counting calories, it is important to know how much alcohol you are getting in a drink. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines an alcoholic drink as 12 ounces of "regular" beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits -- all of which contain 0.6 ounces of alcohol. However, drinkers should be aware that specialty beers are being developed with higher potency and oversize goblets designed to enhance a wine's aroma means more alcohol. In The Capital Times in Wisconsin, Michael Muckian offers this spirited report on trends that are changing the alcohol content served in a glass.
Haha to the larger person comment. Of course that means you can drink more! Aren't you lucky!!!
As for the rest - good to know. I have to admit, I never thought about measuring ounces. I was just like, it's a glass of red wine. Thanks for ruining everything.