Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Wine Glasses
If you are an entertainer and frequently have guests coming over for dinner and wine parties, you should definitely start paying more attention to the kind of dinner stem ware that you have. In parties where you have your colleagues or boss over, it is very important to create a lasting impression on your guests. In general, good wine will taste good if it's served out of a good quality wine glass. It makes the entire wine tasting and drinking experience pleasant on the senses. A good wine glass will make the flavor and aroma of the wine come out in a much more pleasing manner. Veteran wine tasters will let you know that drinking out of different glasses can alter the taste of the wine drastically. The four most important aspects of a wine glass are its thickness, size, shape and color.
When choosing wine glasses, it is best to stick to clear colored glasses. Although pink, green and blue wine glasses will look good sitting in your cabinet, they do not have much application as they hide the true colors of the wine and make it harder to distinguish. True wine tasters rely a lot on the color of the wine to determine its quality.
Size is also a very important element when you are picking out wine glasses. Different kinds of fine are served differently in different sized glasses. For example if you are having red wine or dry red wine, you should use a much a larger glass that has a wide bowl. A wide bowl glass gives you the luxury of swirling the wine around without spilling its contents. The larger glass will also give you the chance of enjoying the aroma and smell of the wine in a much more comprehensive manner. Smaller wine glasses can be used for sherry or desert wines that are meant to be consumed in smaller quantities.
As a general rule, a red wine glass should be able to hold a minimum quantity of 12 ounces. White wine glasses are supposed to hold anywhere between 10 to 12 ounces whereas sparkling wine glasses should have a capacity for 8-12 ounces of wine. There are different shapes and sizes in which wine glasses are available. Some wine glasses come in round
shaped bowls while there are other narrow and elegantly shaped wine glasses that have much narrower and longer necks.