May 31 2011
A lot of people enjoy drinking alcoholic beverages like beer, vodka, rum, gin, scotch, tequila, wine and different variations and mixes of those. People drink beer from the bottle, beer mugs and regular or plastic cups. For cocktail mixes of vodka, rum and gin, a stemmed glass with a cone-shape bowl is the perfect type of container. A shot glass is used with beverages with stronger alcohol content like tequila. Glasses for wine, on one hand, come in various shapes and sizes depending on the kind of wine you will be drinking. The glasses for white wines like Savignon Blanc and Chardonnay are not similar from the ones for Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.
The wineglasses come with stems. To make wines taste better, they must be served chilled. Retaining the cool temperature of the drink is important. If you hold it by the bowl then you are reducing the chilled temperature of the drink; thereby losing its quality and taste. You may want to hold it by the stem to keep it cooler.
Narrow or Wide Bowl
A circular twirling motion is done by some when drinking their red wine. By doing this, you are releasing the aroma and flavor. People even smell the drink to take in its rich essence and aroma. Red is much stronger than the whites and the wide-mouth glass is ideal for rapid oxidation which is the process that helps smooth out the strong flavors of red wine when exposed to air.
To achieve the ideal taste for white wines, a narrow bowl is suitable because whites are lighter and requires just a lower rate of oxidation. You should choose a narrow bowl to prevent high level of oxidation and retain the fresh and crisp flavor.
The visual appeal of the glasses contributes to the sophisticated and fancy way of drinking. Other than visual appeal, wineglasses serve as essential tools to ensure the quality, taste and overall value of the wine. If you are buying a Sav Blanc, Merlot, Hardys, Cabernet, Chardonnay or any other type or brand, make sure you drink it using the right wineglass. This simple way can make the whole experience richer and more enjoyable.