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Turns Out: Wine Glasses Really Matter



Close your eyes and try to remember the last time you had a glass of wine.

What did the wine glass look like? How did it feel? Did it help your wine breath or was it just the vessel transporting fermented grapes into your mouth?


Turns out some really good sommeliers have told us that “not all wine glasses are created equal. Not only do reds and whites do better in different glasses, not every person needs the same type of wine glass”.


We all know that wine is an alcoholic beverage made out of grapes. This fermentation process occurs with no added sugars, acids, enzymes water or other nutrients. The yeast produced consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it into ethanol and carbon dioxide. Naturally and magically, wine is made. (Thanks Wikipedia for the perfect definition) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine


Now this wine is traditionally poured into a glass to be consumed. The important thing to know here is that the wine glass it goes into influences the wine itself and therefore your entire wine experience.


Some wine glasses help the wines aromas, others help your clumsy friends and others are just convenient for small kitchens. We recommend the following:


Clumsy Friends: Govino Shatterproof Glasses (stemless, unbreakable, reusable and recyclable).

The Swirler Friends: Try the Tritan Forte. Check it out here.


Friends on a budget: Bormioli Rocco (Elegant and affordable with some beautiful stems). Only $7.99 for a set of 4.


The friends looking for maximum aromas: Riedel Vinum (Ideal stem weight, perfectly balanced, round shaped bowl and opens up the aroma spectrum of a wine. Buy it here!


The bubbly friend: For the bubble seeking friend the Zalto Denk’Art Universal is the way to go. Find it here.


The Party Animal Friends: Is going to want to drink out of the Chambong. It’s plastic and quite unique. Check out the shot version here.


If even after reading this you put your glass in a plastic red cup we still will cheers with you!


Article Inspired by:

Krishna, Priya. “The Best Wine Glasses for Any Scenario, According to Top Sommeliers.” Eater, Eater, 27 Aug. 2018, www.eater.com/2018/8/27/17725292/best-wine-glasses-red-white-sommeliers-recommend.


Thanks @eater and @pkgourmet for the great read: https://www.eater.com/2018/8/27/17725292/best-wine-glasses-red-white-sommeliers-recommend


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