Which Wine Glasses Are Best?
Whether you are hosting a party or just enjoy drinking from top of range glassware, this blog will set you up perfectly. There are so many different shapes and styles when it comes wine glasses that it can be somewhat confusing when you are determining which ones to use, this blog should help settle any queries.
Red wines are known to be more flavoursome and aromatic when they have been exposed to the oxygenated air. You are able to do this using a decanter but the type of glass you use does have an ongoing effect on the mouthfeel and taste. When the oxygen gets in contact with the wind, two things happen, evaporation and oxidation, these two processes can improve the quality of the wine. We recommend a wider bowl shaped glass for a red wine.
1) Luxbe - Crystal Wine Glasses
These wine glasses are crystal wine glasses, which mean the glass is thinner, making the drinking experience better. The best advantage to Luxbe is the size of these glasses, at 720ml they are one of the biggest you can get, without weighing too much.
2) Elixir Red Wine Glasses
These red wine glasses are slightly smaller than previous (670ml), but better quality. These glasses are 100% lead free crystal which are hand blown by wine artisans, making the glasses thin and light! This is also a set of 4.
White wines do not need the same aeration as some of the red wines demand, and so their glass should too be of a different calibre and style. White wine is most usually served chilled and therefore a deeper thinner glass is more suited to retaining the cooler temperature of your favourite wine.
1) Elixir Glassware
Known for their craftsmanship, these Elixir glasses are beautifully shaped. These are 100% lead free crystal glasses, which is built with wine in mind. This specific product is comes in a set of 4, all having a 380ml capacity. Perfect for gifts, or yourself!
Rose wines can be served like white wines because both of the products do not require as much exposure to the oxygenated air as red wines. Hence it is possible that you could have the same glasses for both white and rose wines and no one could judge you, and you'll save money.
Whether it is champagne, Prosecco or Cava serving up bubbles at party is majorly predetermined by the glass you serve it in. Bubbles should be served in flutes, tall thin glasses, this helps them stay chilled and capture the carbon dioxide so stays fizzy for longer. The narrower the glass the better the taste of the drink as well as the mouthfeel.
1) Chef & Sommerlier
These open up champagne flutes are uniquely designed and complement bubbly drinks such as Processco. They are thin and light, so we wouldn't recommend putting them in the dishwasher. This set is pretty good value for money, with the set including 6! These are also 200ml, so can hold plenty!
2) Krosno Cyrstal Champagne Flute Glass
These crystal Champagne glasses are elegantly shaped, making drinking really easy. They are made from crystalline glass, so it can be put in the dishwasher, but we wouldn't recommend it purely from a longevity viewpoint. These are slightly smaller than the previous, at 180ml, but better quality.
3) Elixir Glassware Champagne Flutes
If you haven't guessed, we love Elixir! Their glassware is amazing, with quality being the forefront of their business. Like the others, these champagne flutes are 100% lead free crystal glass, and trust me these are beautiful to drink from.
If buying a wine glass for every different occasion isn't up your street or not something you think is worthwhile investing in, we have found the perfect all rounder. It may not aerate your red wines as much as the bowl shaped glasses, and it may not keep your chilled wine as cool as some of the white wine glasses listed above, but it is perfect for what you need.
Alternatively, you may prefer a jokey glass which is funny. We came across this glass and couldn't not tell you about it! The glass is fantastic quality and comes in a lovely round package. A perfect gift or purchase for those mid week nights.
Wine glasses are definitely the talk around our dining table but we understand it could be a complicated subject or one that no one really cares about. But if you are a bidding sommelier and want to show off that you know how to serve your wine properly then we hope this blog has set you up for that.
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