Ethanol, the active ingredient in alcoholic intoxicants, has a well-documented effect on the human brain. Acute alcohol intoxication starts with lowered inhibitions, impaired coordination, and continues to slurred speech, mood swings, and eventually nausea, vomiting, respiratory failure, and coma. The science shows that the earlier stages of intoxication are far preferable, symptomatically, than the later.
So it is no wonder, then, that scientists prefer storing their ethanol-delivery vectors in oversized Erlenmeyer flasks. These laboratory-quality borosilicate glass flasks can hold more than a magnum's worth of wine, a tregnum's worth of port, or a handle of whiskey. Said flasks are well-suited for continuous experimental study.