Best Red Wine Glasses
The taste and impression of a red wine largely depends on from what you drink it. You will certainly feel the difference if you decide to taste Pinot Noir from a normal tumbler and from a red wine glass.
Why is this happening, what types and varieties of red wine glasses exist, as well as how to equip your home wine collection with the right glasses for wine tasting, we will tell in this article.
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Red Wine Glory
Wine is one of the oldest drinks ever and even today its popularity can be envied.
People drink it to cheer up, at dinner with a good dish of meat or fish as it adds its own flavour and harmony to the meal.
And the variety of wine allowed him to reach the pinnacle of glory.
The range of wines is immense from dry and semi-dry to dessert.
Still everyone knows that the main classification is the subdivision into red and white categories.
Peculiarities of Red Wine Glasses
The taste and aromatic qualities of wine largely depend on the shape and volume of the glasses.
Glasses of the correct shape will allow you to enjoy a harmonious bouquet.
Red wines differ from whites for tannins and richness as the composition contains many aromatic substances.
Glasses for red wines usually have a rounded and conical shape with a large volume.
In such glasses, the drink is better saturated with oxygen and ideally reveals the whole bouquet of aromas.
The taste of the wine becomes pleasant and the excessive alcohol content disappears.
Tones of red fruits and berries appear and acidity is smoothed.
Thanks to the geometric proportions of the glass, all aromas are revealed evenly and in the right proportions. The thin stem allows you to comfortably hold the glass in your hand, without heating the drink and without staining the transparent bowl.
Wide flat glass base provides mechanical strength, creating good stability on the table surface.
Red Wine Glass Shapes
The shape of the glass influences the taste and aroma of the wine you are tasting.
Austrian glassblower Claus Josef Riedel was the first to notice this feature.
Already in the 60s his company Riedel started the production of varietal glasses suitable for white, red and sparkling wine.
The specialist found that when the drink is poured into a glass, the aromas are concentrated at different levels of the glass and begin to evaporate.
The shape and volume affect the aromatic ingredients and the edges of the glass are responsible for conveying the taste of the drink.
The Main Types of Glasses that are Used for Tasting Red Wines:
Bordeaux Red Wine Glass
Bordeaux is a glass with a tulip-shaped bowl placed on a tall, thin leg. Its design makes it comfortable to hold. The volume of the glass is approximately 500-800 ml.
The large surface of the walls saturates the wine with oxygen, revealing its aromas. The Bordeaux glass is optimal for tasting medium-bodied and full-bodied red wines with a high content of tannins such as Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon etc.
Burgundy Red Wine Glass
The burgundy red wine glass has a spherical shape and a narrow top. The volume of the bowl is approximately 600ml. The shape of the glass contributes to the correct distribution of the aroma.
The glass fits comfortably in the hand, allowing the drink to reveal the most delicate aroma and delicate taste. This glass is recommended for serving Burgundy and other low tannin wines such as Nerello, Pinot Noir etc.
Grand Cru Red Wine Glass
The Grand Cru glasses are distinguished by an elegant figured cup, which expands at the bottom and near the top edge.
The capacity is 800-1000ml. In this volume a small portion of the drink is evenly saturated with oxygen, the taste and aromatic properties are revealed optimally. This glassware is recommended for Grand Cru wines.
Our Top Selection of Red Wine Glasses
Baccarat Chateau set of two red wine glasses on a high stem with a spectacular tulip-shaped cup has a wide base and is made of clear crystal.
This material retains its luster and transparency during long-term use. The high quality is obtained through a combination of hand cutting process and the application of modern technology.
The laconic design and comfortable ergonomics allow you to savor the taste and aroma of elegant Burgundy-type wines. The elegant gift box will effectively complement this set.
Saint Louis Tommy Roemer is a fantastic wine glass with a high attention to detail.
The glasses are made of hand-cut, mouth-blown colored glass and have an unusual design with a wide bottom, placed on a long, thin stem.
The round and uniform base creates a good stability of the glass on the table surface.
A large cup provides an even saturation of the red wine with oxygen and helps the drink open faster.
Fashionable glasses can perfectly complement your home collection for both daily and holiday serving.
The Baccarat Saint Remy red wine glass is perfect for young, full-bodied and medium-bodied red wines. The minimalist design and high quality of the product will please connoisseurs of this noble drink.
Saint Remy glass is made of clear crystal, highly reliable and transparent. A cup with a narrow top is made in the shape of a small rounded tulip.
The slim leg creates a comfortable grip. The glass that comes in a branded light box will be a good purchase for connoisseurs of high quality and practical glassware.
Hermès Fanfare glass is a perfect example of a refined classic Burgundy red wine. The spherical shape of the cup provides excellent aeration.
It is convenient to hold the glass by the high leg, and the temperature of the drink does not change even during a long tasting. The wide base guarantees its stability on the table. This set is ideal for everyday use and festive occasions.
Versace Medusa Lumiere red wine glasses are made in Germany using supreme crystal. Their design meets modern trends and perfectly reveals the taste and aroma of wines rich in tannins. The Bordeaux type diamond-shaped cup has a volume of 480ml.
The glasses are perfect for both home use and ceremonial receptions. After tasting, the glasses can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
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