Wine And Glass Storage – Does one wine glass make a difference when consuming wine. The easy answer is Yes, but how much of a difference nicely that depends on your ability of flavor and odor. I went into a wine tasting at a local winery when they had been preference testing Norton (full bodied red) wine with 2 different wine glasses 1 Riedel (intended for Norton wine) plus a typical wine tasting glass.
When you visit a chain restaurant and purchase wine you will probably receive a standard wine glass, that is used for both white and red wine and many times it is a little glass, that they fill to the rim. That is my pet peeve, I guess they’re worried about complaints from clients about not getting a full glass but that leaves no room for swirling the wine. 4 oz is considered a full glass so don’t be impressed when a restaurant fills the glass entirely since it is still just 4 ounces. When you visit fine dining restaurant you also ought to be presented with a wine glass that satisfactorily addresses the wine form (red or white) and large enough to swirl into your hearts content (still 4 oz).
Sorry I digressed. When you buy wine glasses for yourself, buy one with a large enough bowl to allow you to swirl the wine and then appreciate the smell. Catch 2/3 of the glass for swirling. So, do I require a different glass for every different kind of wine, then I don’t think so but others might disagree. It depends on what sort of wine you drink, including red wine coolers I would advise a wonderful group of Bordeaux eyeglasses, for white wine coolers a great group of Chardonnay eyeglasses. Fantastic wine glasses don’t have a curved lip/hump on the top of the bowl and they are not heavy. If you are seriously interested in enjoying all facets of wine it is worthwhile investing in a few good excellent wine glasses.
Based on how often you drink champagne or fortified wines you might consider these specialty eyeglasses but if it is once a year at New Year’s it is likely not worth the price. When you have a need for a particular wine glass for a particular wine type they’re available, I have some.
Riedel glasses are well known and have a excellent reputation but they’re costly. Ravenscroft eyeglasses are lead free crystal and are of high quality, also with a excellent reputation but they are less costly compared to the Riedel glasses.
For home use, buy the glasses that you will work with most frequently and expand from there, if you select. You don’t require a lot for yourself or very little parties with people who appreciate wine. Use inexpensive eyeglasses for large parties it will not concern you if there is some breakage.