When you match the wine menu with the appropriate glasses, it will further delight your customers experiences and elevate their drinking experience. Having a glass that is designed specifically for that wine, it will allow to fully explore and enjoy the different aromatic notes during olfactory assessment.
White. A white wine glass has more of a U-shaped bowl than a red wine glass to preserve aroma and maintain a cooler temperature, exception for big white wines when a bigger glass is needed to concentrate the aroma. Its straight sides and smaller opening hold in delicate, subtle aromas, such as floral and citrus notes.
The glasses also have a long stem as it’s meant to be held so the person’s hand does not affect the wine’s temperature.
Rosé. Directs the wine to the lip of the tongue, with the intentions to showcasing the dry taste of the wine.
Bordeaux. The Bordeaux glass is taller than traditional red wine glass, yet the bowl is not quite as large. It is designed for full bodied, heavier red wines. The height of the glass allows the wine to proceed directly to the back of the mouth to maximize its flavors. Robust red wines do well in this tall, generous bowl as the size encourages oxidation, and its straight sides allow plenty of contact with air so the wine can breathe and develop. A Bordeaux glass is the ultimate all-around glass, versatile enough for pretty much all styles of wine.
Burgundy. The choice of a red wine glass has a lot to do with diminishing the bitterness of tannin or the spiciness to deliver a smoother tasting wine. Because of this, red wines are best served
in large wine glasses. Burgundy wine glasses are broad with a big bowl to build up the aroma. The balloon-shaped glass is perfect for capturing the complex characteristics of a light or medium-bodied red wine. It guides the wine to the tongue tip and allows plenty of space for swirling and sniffing, while the narrow rim hold in and maximizes the aromas. The bowl’s shape creates a unique decanter effect.
Sparkling. Enhances the bouquet of sparkling wines. Plus is fun to watch the bubbles rise to the top.
Dessert. A dessert wine glass should be smaller, with a narrow bowl so can elevate the sweetness of the dessert wines but also to direct the wine to the back of the mouth so the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm. Dessert wines generally have a higher alcohol content, making small dessert wine glasses perfect for a smaller serving.