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The Important Features of Wine Glasses
Choosing a particular wine glass for a type of wine is very important. The shape of the glass influences how you appreciate the arroma and flavour of the wine. Here I will tell you the best glasses to use with different types of wine. The topics covered are:
The glass should always be clear so that you can distinguish the true colour of the wine.
Experts say that wine tastes better when drunk from glasses that are made from very thin, fine crystal. These glasses cost a lot more than normal glasses.
The glass size should be sufficient to allow the wine to be swirled around to appreciate the aromas without spilling it. In general the following sizes should be used:
Sherry glasses and desert wine glasses are smaller because they have strong aromas and are drunk in smaller quantities. These glasses are usually 120ml.
There are three parts to a wine glass - the bowl, stem, and foot.
It is important that you hold the glass by the stem. The temperature of the wine is not affected when holding the glass by the stem as it is not in direct contact with the wine. If you hold the glass by the bowl then you will heat the wine as the bowl is in direct contact with the wine. Also holding the bowl will leave fingerprints that can make it difficult to judge the clarity and colour of the wine.
Washing up liquids and detergents can leave a soapy residue on your glasses that can affect the aroma and flavour of the wine.
Clean your glasses by hand using washing ir baking soda. This wont leave any soapy film on your glasses.