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How much wine?

The Shire

Apr 20 2013, 11:36am

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During the drinking contest in ROTK EE Gimli and Legolas drank about 20 pints each or roughly about 10 l of beer per person, as you can see here:
http://www.youtube.com/...;v=-vUOwz11x0Y#t=72s. By UK standards, at 4% alcohol by volume, this would be about 20 alcohol units. Two standard wine bottles (750 ml each at 12%) contain 18 alcohol units, which means that Legolas would start to feel a slight tingle in his fingers shortly after finishing the second bottle of wine. How quickly it would escalate from peripheral to central nervous system manisfestations (passing out) is a speculation issue but I think we can safely assume that the Captain of the Guards would need at least 10 bottles of wine or about 50 normal glasses (or much more). Cheers, Captain!

Subject User Time
How much wine? Seaborn Send a private message to Seaborn Apr 20 2013, 11:36am
    Great calculation! utku Send a private message to utku Apr 20 2013, 1:34pm
        It said in the book Luinnár Send a private message to Luinnár Apr 20 2013, 2:08pm
            Dorwinion Wine is strong stuff. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Apr 20 2013, 9:54pm
                Not to mention they were drinking out of flagons, not goblets! // Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Apr 21 2013, 6:37am
                Yes, that was my assumption as well Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Apr 21 2013, 8:31am
    I think Legolas was pretending to be a lot more sober than he actually was... erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 20 2013, 3:51pm
    A funny thing Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Apr 20 2013, 8:48pm
        beer/wine dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 21 2013, 10:29am
    How much beer can a Wood-elf chug... Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Apr 20 2013, 11:26pm
    Nice analysis! Lio Send a private message to Lio Apr 21 2013, 12:30am
    Enough Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Apr 21 2013, 7:46pm
    Middle Earth wine Gandy Send a private message to Gandy Apr 21 2013, 9:02pm


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