We all know it’s possible to drink wine from any vessel, from light-catching crystal glasses to a plastic cup! We also know that the flavor of good wine is enhanced by the wine glass you choose to drink it from. Recent research has indicated that the shape of the wine glasses is the primary factor in improving your wine drinking pleasure.
White wine is typically served in smaller glasses; these can be long stem wine glasses or even have no stems. These glasses preserve the floral notes, keep the wine cooler for longer, and deliver more of the aroma due to the nose’s proximity to the glass. Fuller bodied whites like a white Rioja or an oak-aged Chardonnay are better served in wider mouthed glasses.
Any regular red wine drinkers will tell you the wider the mouth of the wine glass, the smoother the wine. How much you fill them will dictate the aroma you smell.
Large ‘Bordeaux’ style wine glasses are best for bold wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, or Bordeaux blends. If you are a lover of wines like Zinfandel, Malbec, or Shiraz, go for a standard red wine glass. The spicy notes of these wines are softened by the smaller opening, letting you enjoy it without being overwhelmed. Are Pinot Noir or Valpolicella blends more to your liking? Then shop online for the “Bourgogne” wine glass, with a shorter body but broader mouth.
Most drinkers of ‘fizz’ still prefer flutes, not just for the taste but the visual impact of the bubbles floating up the glasses. Sparkling crystal flutes and handcrafted decorated wine glasses, some with precious metals, are perfect for your sparkling wine, Prosecco and Champagne.
If you want affordable but classy wine glasses that enhance the flavor and aroma of your favorite wine, come and look at the Royal Design selection. The Scandanavian retailers provide classic styles, modern interpretations, and all the glass sizes and shapes you want. Have fun building your wine glasses collection for the different wines you drink, or opt for modern style universal glasses for ease of use.