How To Select A Wine Glass

In every corner of the wine business, you will find connoisseurs who insist that the glass you drink from is as important as the wine you’ve selected. That the ideal glass will improve the flavor of this wine. Now, enter any major department or kitchen store, and you’ll have dozens to choose from, and ranging in prices from just a few dollars on up to hundreds per glass. What’s all of the fuss about?

I certainly wish to understand. A lot of it is a marketing ploy: we have begun to mystify wine glasses in precisely the exact same way we are taught to think that pricey wine is greater, and that there are “correct” wine options. There are surely people who “make it” and select their wine glasses accordingly. And if that’s important for you, do it. For the rest of us, understand that you can have a very pleasurable experience with your wine, regardless of the glass. Remember, in some parts of the planet wine is drunk from small juice glasses. Wine is wine; the glass doesn’t create the wine.

1. Red wine is usually served in glasses with broader mouths because it allows the wine to breathe. Same with the very large glasses - you know the ones I am talking about. Since white wine was designed to be consumed immediately and does not hold up to the aging process quite well, it is most often served at the narrower-mouthed and smaller glasses. That’s the sole reason, and so now you can feel free to throw out this rule when you are at home–you won’t probably notice any difference based on the glass. We sure don’t.

2. What about stemless wine glasses? Stemless glasses are all the rage right now, and may be extremely fun. They come in many shapes and varieties and in both red and white styles. However, we typically adhere with drinking red wine out of stemless glasses, just cause white wine warms up too quickly in our grasp. (BTW, that’s the exact same reason people hold white wine from the stem - to avoid warming the liquid during ingestion.)

3. silicone wine glass looks matter? Yes! Wine is an adventure, something you linger over and savor. At home you should have eyeglasses that you love to hold. I have a popular amber-glassed goblet for the red wine; Nate prefers our stemless most frequently