Why are there so many different wine glasses?

Among the many wine glasses available, you will find that certain shapes of wine are more suitable for enjoying certain types of wine.

By the way, it doesn’t matter if your glass has or does not have stems. More information about the shape of the container is how to collect aroma and deposit wine into your mouth. (I know that some of you fans will strongly oppose it!)

The following summarizes the main glass shapes and wines that perform well in these shapes.

Not a good wine glass at all
Do not. It looks like a wine glass, but it is not.
The first is the first thing. Do you know those glasses filled with glasses? Those are not wine glasses. They are fashionable cups.

In order to taste the flavor of the wine, you really need to leave space above the wine to collect the aroma.

Types of white wine glasses by Wine Folly
A white wine glass can keep the temperature cooler. The other is better at collecting aroma.
White wine glass
White wine is usually served in smaller bowl-shaped glasses. Smaller glasses:

Preserve floral fragrance
Keep cool
Show more acidity in wine
More aroma due to being close to the nose (even at lower temperatures)
You will notice that mellow white wines such as Chardonnay, Vioni, White Rioja and Orange in oak barrels are best paired with large bowls.

Riedel initially referred to it as a “Montrachet” glass, and this larger bowl better emphasizes the creamy texture due to its wider mouthfeel.

Different types of wine glasses considered by Wine Folly
The three main red wine glass shapes help moderately high-tannin wines, exude more aroma or make spicy wines more rounded.
Red wine glass
The choice of red wine glass has a lot to do with reducing the bitterness of tannins or spicy flavors to make the wine taste smoother.

After tasting wine in different glasses for a few years, we noticed that tasting red wine from open glasses tends to be smoother. Of course, the distance from the actual liquid will affect your smell.

Red wine glass shape and wine. Wine stupid illustration
Large “Bordeaux” glass
This glass shape is best suited for bold red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouchet or Bordeaux.

Provides more aroma compounds than ethanol burning away from the nose
Larger surface area allows ethanol to evaporate
The wider opening makes the wine taste smoother
“Standard” Red Wine Glass
Very suitable for medium to full-bodied red wines with spicy and / or high alcohol glass.

The spice will soften because starting from the smaller opening, the flavor will gradually reach your tongue. Try this glass of wine, such as Zinfandel, Malbec, Shiraz and Petite Sirah.

Aroma collector “Burgundy” glass
An excellent choice for lighter and more refined red wines with a light aroma. The large round bowl helps collect all the aroma. Try to use glass shapes like Pinot Noir, Camry, Zweigt, Saint Laurent, Schiava, Fresa, Valpolicella and even Nebbiolo!


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