At the beginning of every new year there is always the the push to cut back, cut down, and cut out. Maybe, like me, you are feeling just a little bit ‘got at’. I’ve even seen one well meaning group telling me to avoid chocolate in February. Might be a tad hard on the 14th? I’m sure so many partners would be so pleased not to get the typical delicious chocs on the 14th.

One of these pushes we, you and I, are seemingly being told to do is to stop or limit our drinking. However, this is a wine/food column and advice so what to do.

Here is the link to Paris. The Paris Goblet. A beautifully formed and long established elegant drinking vessel. Filled to the very brim it will only hold 190ml, but the recommended size is a serving of 175ml, just and only just over a quarter of a bottle. That is enough, it honestly is.

It is similar to the fantastic idea that smaller plates hold smaller portions and they [should/could] less calories.

It will hold any type of wine you want: white, red, rose, sweet, sparkling, port anything at all. It will hold it carefully and without pretentiousness. A sturdy, stout, robust friend, with a stem.

The Paris goblet’s small but useful design.

You can spend a huge amount on a wine glass that has been specifically designed to bring out the perfect characteristics of a particular wine, which will play a part in the great adventure of drinking wine, but a Paris Goblet will hold enough wine to make the saying ‘just a small glass for me’ actually a reality.

It will allow you one glass of wine and be safe home. 175ml in the UK equates to 2.1 units and two of these will put you clearly over for a breath test, but one shouldn’t. Always remember to take wine with food

So with the drive to cut down, cut out and begin the healthy lifestyle, think smaller plates and how it pairs well with the ever so unfashionable but totally reliable Paris Goblet. C’est la vie!

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