The wine glass is the crowning glory of wine in my own opinion. Why do you think I said that? Imagine an extremely expensive wine served in a dull and ordinary glass.
But if you place it in an elegant, attractive, and sophisticated wine glass I can assure that in minutes (or even seconds) it will catch the attention of many. This is just one thing that wine glasses can do for your wine.
Wine glasses don’t just make your wine look tempting and attractive, they also help preserve your wine’s flavor and aroma. This is the reason why you can see wine glasses with different sizes and shapes that look a whole lot different from ordinary glasses.
Wine Glass Sizes and Shapes
Red wine glasses are usually designed to have a larger bowl since red wine needs more time and air to open up. A large bowl allows better swirling. Swirling makes the wine breath and release its aromas while the large opening of the glass allows you to use your sense of smell to savor the red wine’s aroma.
Unlike red wine, not all white wines need to be aerated. For that reason, glasses for most white wines are designed to be upright and narrow to preserve its taste and aroma. The tapered rim of the wine glass is believed to bring the wine to the right spot of the tongue where you can really perceive its real taste.
The Stem of the Wine Glass
The stem of the wine glass was not designed for nothing. Its function is to prevent the transfer of heat from your hands to the wine.
White wine’s flavor and aroma will be best enjoyed when it’s chilled, thus the stem is designed to be a little bit longer for the same reason. Holding the wine glass on the bowl will also leave undesirable finger prints or smudges that can ruin the physical appearance of the wine.
These are just a few examples of the things that the wine glass can do for your wine. If you want to impress your friends and visitors, you have to make sure that you choose the right wine glass for a certain type of wine in your wine storage room.
Many wine collectors with residential custom wine cellars also collect different types of wine glasses. Some of them even add a feature in their wine cellar where they can store these glasses for easy access during wine tasting parties or drinking sessions with friends.
You may want to install stylish wine glass racks or stemware wine racks in your wine room. You can customize your wine racking system according to your personal style. Just contact Coastal Custom Wine Cellars and they will be more than willing to obtain the initial design of your wine racks which will allow you to maximize your wine storage and make your wine room the best place to entertain friends.
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