How many times have you kept a bottle of wine taking great care but you have not taken that care when choosing the glass? As wine connoisseurs, we must have the perfect glass of wine in the perfect glass.
Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that wine can be served in any container. The size and shape of a glass does matter, as this is capable of altering the aromas and therefore the flavors of wine. Therefore, before serving, we should ask ourselves which cup is appropriate.
The main thing to keep in mind when choosing our glass is the material with which it is manufactured. You might know that plastic is a bad bet but so is a bad glassware. The glass should be thin and transparent . Otherwise it can influence the perception of the colors, aromas and flavors when we taste a wine. In addition, we must also take into account its thickness, since a thick border will make our senses focus more on the cup itself than on wine.
The glass should be large enough to pour the wine so it can be swirled to oxygenate without problem of splashing or overflowing. The stem or leg of the wine glass should be long enough to keep our hands from changing it’s temperature when we hold the glass.
Each type of wine requires a different type of glass to enjoy them to the fullest. Although there is no fixed rule, it is said that for dry wines, it is appropriate to pour about a third of the glass. In total a 750cl bottle should give five glasses of wine. However, Oporto or Sherry, (wines with higher alcohol content) and dessert wines are normally served in smaller quantities. Sparkling wines are typically served in a flute glass and filled nearly to the top – it is a celebration drink you know!
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