The Bac(chus) experiment: blood alcohol concentrations after wine tasting

  • Albert van de Wiel | a.vande.wiel@meandermc.nl Internal Medicine, Meander Medisch, Centrum - Amersfoort, Netherlands.
  • David Moolenaar Internal Medicine, Meander Medisch, Centrum - Amersfoort, Netherlands.
  • Jos Wielders Clinical Chemistry, Meander Medisch, Centrum - Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Abstract

Blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) were measured in ten volunteers after a wine tasting event with and without the swallowing of 15 mL of each wine. In case ten wines were tasted within one hour without swallowing, buccal mucosa absorption did not result in problematic BAC’s; however in case 15 mL of each wine was swallowed, BAC’s may exceed the legal driving limit of most countries. It is recommended to eat beforehand, but also to wait at least one hour after the session before driving back home.

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Published
2012-03-08
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wine, wine tasting, blood alcohol concentration.
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van de Wiel, A., Moolenaar, D., & Wielders, J. (2012). The Bac(chus) experiment: blood alcohol concentrations after wine tasting. Wine Studies, 2(1), e1. https://doi.org/10.4081/ws.2012.e1