By Angela F.
For many red wine novices, the variety of red wine glasses on the market can be confusing. Some might ask, "Is there really a big difference using between different red wine glasses? The answer is Yes, definitely! One of the biggest reasons is that our wine tasting experience is first affected by the nose of the wine. Glasses of different designs help capture the aroma of the corresponding wine.
In terms of materials, crystal glasses must be your first choice. The reason is that crystal wine glasses are thinner and clearer than ordinary glasses, which will not affect observing the color of the wine and the whole wine tasting experience. In addition, the surface of the crystal is rougher than that of the glass. When the glass is swirled, the small bumps on the wall of the glass can retain more wine and release more aroma.
Usually the wine glass is semi-circular, and the rim of the glass is retracted to gather the aroma. Most wine glasses have a base, so the temperature of the palm of your hand will not affect the taste of the wine when you hold the glass.
The larger, more roundly-shaped bowls allow more air to interact with the wine.
White wines are typically served in smaller bowled glasses. This is because smaller glasses are able to express more acidity in wine, maintain cooler temperature and delivers more aromas due to proximity to nose.
Getting a set of ‘Universal Glass’ is a great idea for the space-saving, pragmatic enthusiast who doesn’t want to bother with all the different shapes.
Made with slovak crystal glass material, it is more than enough to taste most of the characteristics of red wine and white wine.
If you like sparkling wine and champagne, a nice pair of champagne glass is what you should go for!
The tall and narrow goblet is shaped to prevent bubbles from losing too quickly. Usually the bottom of the bowl protrudes a point, which will cause the accumulation of carbonated bubbles and then the bubbles will slowly rise to the top of the champagne glass, which is indeed a great visual pleasure.
The double-layer design helps preserve the champagne temperature.