Why wine glasses are so important?

Whether sweet or dry, white or red, robust or light, wine requires very specific serving procedures in order to reach its full flavor potential. In addition to proper serving temperatures, each type of wine requires a specific style of glass for service. Using the right glass improves the taste of wine. And they won’t cost you a fortune either. There is now there is a piece of scientific evidence that supports the importance of glass shape.

In 2015, a Japanese medical group used a special camera to record images of ethanol vapors in different glasses. In their study, the research group showed how different glass shapes affected the density and position of vapors at the openings of different glasses. Why do vapors matter? Well, they carry aromatic compounds into your nose. Aromatic compounds are responsible for producing the vast majority of flavors in the wine.

How to choose wine glasses properly?

White Wine Glasses

White wines are typically served in smaller bowled glasses. 

Smaller glasses:

  • Preserve floral aromas
  • Maintain cooler temperature
  • Express more acidity in wine
  • Delivers more aromas (even at cooler temperatures) due to proximity to the nose

You’ll notice that full-bodied white wines like oak-aged Chardonnay, Viognier,?White Rioja, and orange wines are better with a larger bowl.

The larger bowl, originally introduced by Riedel as a Montrachet glass, better emphasizes a creamy texture because of the wider mouth.

Red Wine Glasses

The choice of a red wine glass has a lot to do with mitigating the?bitterness of tannin or spicy flavors to deliver a smoother tasting wine.

After a few years of tasting wines from different glasses, we’ve noticed that red wines tend to taste smoother from a glass with a wide opening. Of course, the distance to the actual fluid affects what you smell. 

Large “Bordeaux” Glass

This glass shape is best with bolder red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon,?Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet or Bordeaux Blends. 

  • Delivers more aroma compounds vs. the burn of ethanol from being farther from the nose
  • Larger surface area to let ethanol evaporate
  • The wider opening makes wines taste smoother

“Standard” Red Wine Glass

A great glass for medium- to full-bodied red wines with spicy notes and/or high alcohol.

Spice is softened because flavors hit your tongue more progressively from the smaller opening. Try wines like Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah (Shiraz), and Petite Sirah with this glass.

Aroma Collector “Bourgogne” Glass

A great choice for lighter more delicate red wines with subtle aromas. The large round bowl helps to collect all the aromas. Try this glass shape with Pinot Noir,?Gamay ,Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Schiava, Freisa, Valpolicella blends, and even Nebbiolo! 

Where to buy wine glasses?

You can search on the Internet and find the nearest store around you or shop online.

Why choose WebKitchenStore to buy wine glasses?

As a professional manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, WebKitchenStore keeps improving the quality of products and services in accordance with the concept to safeguard the security and healthiness of catering service to better satisfy the customer’s needs and demands. 

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