Know Your Types Of Wine Glasses


Use The Proper Glass For Each Type Of Wine

balloon wine glassDo you know the types of wine glasses to use for each type of wine?  There are 3 basics you will want to have.

Balloon Glasses are used for red wine. There is a reason for this. Red wines need to breathe before drinking. It does not matter if it is a high end wine or a cheap red wine, they all benefit from aeration. The large bowl of these types of wine glasses allow plenty of room for swirling your red wine to aid in the aeration.

Other types of wine glasses to drink red wine from are a Pinot Noir wine glass,  Bordeaux wine glasses, or any type of glass that has a large bowl.

White wine glasses will have a smaller bowl on them, as white wines do not need the aeration that a red wine does. Typically a white wine will not need to be swirled and aerated to bring out the aromas and flavors of the wine so these types of wine glasses will have smaller and and narrower bowls.

Champagne glasses come in a tall, fluted shape. The shape of these types of wine glasses allows the concentration of the bubbles in the Champagne to escape in a concentrated manner. The bubbles is what makes Champagne so different from other wines. With a flute glass, the bubbles in the Champagne escape slowly, so the Champagne does not go flat too quickly.

Those are the three basic types of wine glasses. There are many variations on each type of wineglass. But if you have one of each of those three types of wine glasses on your wine glass rack, you will be set to enjoy any type of wine.

Of course, if you want to get more specialized with your wine glasses, there are many different choices to choose from. Not only in the shapes, but also in the quality and the decor of the glasses.

Not only could you have your basic red, white, and Champagne types of wine glasses, but you could have specialty classes for port wine, dessert wine, the above mentioned Pinot Noir or Bordeaux.

In addition, you have a variety of styles such as lead crystal, clear crystal, glass in various thicknesses, plastic, acrylic, or polycarbonate. And when it comes to style there is an endless variety. Elegant, classy, fun, quirky, cheap, holiday specific, decorated, plain, old or new. You can always find  perfectly unique wine glasses to fit your style, needs, and budget.

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