What are the difference between glasses for white and red wine

Certain wine glasses perform better than others. There’s actually some science to back this statement up.

 

You can drink wine from whatever vessel you want, be it a wine glass, coffee mug, mason jar, or dixie cup. Heck, you can ditch the glass altogether and drink straight from the bottle for all I care.

 

However, using the right glass improves the taste of wine. And they won’t cost you a fortune either. (Unless of course, you’re obsessed…)There is now there is a piece of scientific evidence that supports the importance of glass shape.

 

In 2015, a Japanese medical group used a special camera to record images of ethanol vapors in different glasses. In their study, the research group showed how different glass shapes affected the density and position of vapors at the openings of different glasses. Why do vapors matter? Well, they carry aromatic compounds into your nose. Aromatic compounds are responsible for producing the vast majority of flavors in wine.

Of the many different wine glasses available, you’ll find that certain shapes are better for enjoying certain types of wine.

By the way, it doesn’t really matter if your glass is stemmed or stemless. It’s more about how the shape of the vessel collects aromas and deposits wine into your mouth. (I know some of you enthusiasts will strongly disagree!)

 

Below is a summary of the primary glass shapes and the wines that tend to perform well in these shapes.First things first. You know those stemmed glasses that you fill all the way to the top? Those aren’t wine glasses. They’re hipster cups.In order to taste flavors in wine you really need space above the wine to collect aromas. Questionnaire: Which Type of Wine Glasses Should I Buy?

 

Below is a summary of the primary glass shapes and the wines that tend to perform well in these shapes.First things first. You know those stemmed glasses that you fill all the way to the top? Those aren’t wine glasses. They’re hipster cups.In order to taste flavors in wine you really need space above the wine to collect aromas. Questionnaire: Which Type of Wine Glasses Should I Buy?

 

Answer these questions truthfully to figure out what kind of stemware to buy.

 

Do you hand wash special kitchen tools such as knives? Do you have places to store tall wine glasses? Do you enjoy a glass of wine almost every night?

 

Do you hand wash special kitchen tools such as knives?

Do you have places to store tall wine glasses?

Do you enjoy a glass of wine almost every night?

 

If you answered mostly “No” Owning fine crystal stemware will drive you insane. Instead, get glassware or stemless crystal glasses. These will be easier to maintain and won’t give you a conniption if they break. You can also wash them in the dishwasher.

 

If you answered mostly “Yes” You are neurotic enough to keep crystal glassware clean and sparkly. (Yes!) You should look into getting a set of 6 matching crystal wine glasses that you can use for years to come.