WASHINGTON — When you’re ready to put down your bottle of red wine, take a moment to consider the risks of throwing it into the ocean.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you throw a glass of wine or beer into the water.
But what if you’re not thinking clearly, or even having a good idea about what to do?
And you’re just a little bit tipsy?
That’s the situation that a team of scientists from the University of Maryland has been faced with.
The Maryland team found that when a team was allowed to use a bottle in a test chamber, they found that it contained far more alcohol than what they expected.
This is why it’s best to drink water that is less than 10% alcohol, which the University is now recommending.
If you’re thinking about putting the wine in the aquarium, it may be best to let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
While the team was using a wine barrel house boat as a test, they were able to make their wine completely drinkable.
In the first test, the team poured a glass with a 1:2 ratio of alcohol to water, and then filled a second glass with 1:5 alcohol and placed the bottle in the first chamber.
When the team returned to the first vessel, they had a much more pleasant experience.
They could drink it as much as they wanted without it tasting bad, the researchers report online this week in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
The team added that they were surprised by the amount of alcohol that was left in the second glass.
It was also found that the alcohol content of the wine was similar to what was in a bottle that was stored at room temperature for more than 24 hours, they report.
So don’t forget to use proper storage procedures and be careful about how much alcohol you pour into your aquarium.
Read more at Washington Post.