''Beer before wine and you'll be fine, wine before beer and you'll feel queer.''
It's an age old saying many people recite when considering what to drink. But scientists at the University of Cambridge investigating the truth of the old saying have concluded it's a myth.
Researchers gave alcoholic drinks to 90 volunteers to examine the effect of the combination and order of beer and wine consumption on hangover intensity.
The volunteers were split into three groups, with the first drinking around two and a half pints of beer followed by four large glasses of white wine.
The second group had the same amount of alcohol but in reverse order, and subjects in the third, control group had either only beer or only wine.
Participants, several of whom vomited, were asked about their hangover the following day and given a score on a so-called Acute Hangover Scale, based on factors including thirst, fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach ache, increased heart rate and loss of appetite
The finding indicated that no matter how you order your drinks, if you drink too much you're still likely to be ill.