Wine glasses to use for different types of wine, explained

Why do wine glasses come in so many styles? How do you know which kind to use? Does it really make a difference?

While our readers in the industry may know their way around a glass cabinet blindfolded, selecting the right glassware for your dinner party can be a minefield.

In the interests of demystifying the intricacies of service for those new to the trade, we spoke to Gabe Geller, comms director at US importer Royal Wine, who gave us a blow-by-blow on when you should opt for a balloon-shape, tulip or flute depending on your serve.

Keep scrolling to find out just how much science goes into your wine glass…

3 Responses to “Wine glasses to use for different types of wine, explained”

  1. arthur Glay says:

    mailing list newsletter please

  2. Great article! It was really interesting, especially because here in Murano we have a long tradition of wine glasses. It was really useful, thanks!

  3. Santeno says:

    There is so much nonsense in this article. At best the restriction of the glass opening Aida in the speed of ethanol disipation. That’s it. Period, full stop. Modern wine glass shapes and the mumbo jumbo that follows them has absolutely nothing to do with verifiable science or the human palate. It dies have everything to do with marketing. More specifically, marketing introduced by Glassware Maker Riedel. They are the ones who invented the entire concept of different glass shapes for different wines and spirits and did so for the sole purpose of selling glassware. They too are the ones who invented the marketing that keeps repeating all these silly claims about what glass is best and why.

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