Beer Before Wine? People Vomited in Pursuit of Answer

Researchers find order you consume the beverages doesn’t impact hangover
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – If you’ve attempted to “feel fine” by always drinking beer before wine, it may have all been for naught. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that the order in which you have beer and wine doesn’t affect how severe your hangover is. To arrive at their findings, researchers got 90 people pretty darn drunk. The participants were ages 19 to 40, recruited by Germany’s Witten/Herdecke University, and divvied into three groups. The control group had beer one week and wine the next. The other two groups drank beer then wine or wine then beer. Their blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured throughout, and they flipped to the second beverage once they hit 0.05 BAC and stopped drinking when they hit 0.11 BAC. A press release notes that worked out to about 2.5 pints of beer and 4 glasses of white wine per session. The next week those two groups flip-flopped.