Do Proper Wine Glasses Really Matter? Can the shape of your glass enhance the taste of the wine?
Most wine enthusiasts will tell you that the glassware we drink our wine with is as important as the wine we pour into it. TRUE? FALSE? SNOBBISH? FANCY? I think a bit of everything. While the glass seems so important, we obviously need to have a wine to enjoy right?
Larger glass for red wine
Although there are numerous red wine grape varieties and different glass shapes for almost every single one of them, one thing is for certain that you need a larger glass for red wine. WHY? Red wine needs room for its aroma to be released and flavours to emerge.
It's like getting the wine and putting it into the spotlight. It shines and all cameras are on it and it starts to pose like a pro.
Consider red wine as someone who have just started a career in modelling. Give it a chance in the right environment and it will shine and will never disappoint.
Medium-sized glass for white and rosé wine, and why not the sweet ones?
If you are more a white or rosé wine drinker, look for a glass that is smaller, ''U'' shaped style. This will give enough room for the aroma to be exposed. Let's be honest! Who doesn't like a nice chilled glass of white or rosé laying in the sun reading your favourite book? Having a smaller glass holding that wine means it stays chilled for longer.
According to many, sweet wine is a must-have. And even if they say that smaller-sized glasses are perfect, who are we to judge and ignore the sweet wine amazing flavour. Yes they say some sweet wines are suited for small-sized glasses but who wants just a small glass of that golden liquid ? So I'd say at least a medium-sized one right?
White and rosé wine can adapt to the glass either large or medium. You can see it somewhat like a teenager that wants to travel all around the world without any plan but with a bag full of hope and ambition.
So pack some sunscreen with you, get that book and grab that wine and let's relax for a moment.
Flute glasses for the Bubbles
There is a reason why I left the bubbles at the end.
You can drink Sparkling at any time of the day with any occasion, with friends at a party, at the beginning of a meal as a pre-drink or even on the beach watching a sunset with the loved one. The fine bubbling drink is best enjoyed from a flute glass.
The narrow-shaped and tall glass also called ''flute'', helps your bubbles to be fresh and most important ''THERE'' for every sip you take. Keeping the bubbly bubblier.
At the end of the day it's all down to your personal preference, pleasure and obviously budget when choosing your personal glassware. Everyone’s approach to wine is different, and the benefits of certain wine glasses vary from person to person and actually that's the beauty of it. As long as you drink it responsibly, no-one can tell you which glass to use, right? BOTTOMS UP AND CHEERS!
''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''