Chosing the perfect wine glasses
A great wine glass enhances the pleasure of drinking a good wine. Wines are
meant to be enjoyed at leisure and so choosing wine glasses that feel good
in you hand and look good on the table is a luxury we should all take part
Great wine glasses are not necessarily expensive. The cost is not the issue
that should guide you. When buying wine glasses be guided by your senses of
touch and sight.
There are few real rules when it comes to shapes or sizes of wine glasses
either. However, be sensible. If you will be serving these to friends, then
wine glasses that hold an entire bottle are never going to be appropriate.
The traditional guidelines about shapes is that the wider bowled glasses are
best for rich red wines, whereas a thinner bowl is usually reserved for white
wines. Chamapagne is traditionally served in tall 'flutes' with straight sides.
Companies such as Waterford in Ireland, Dartington in England and Orrefors
from Sweden have a great reputation for producing top quality crystal glasses
which are cut to reflect light in beautiful ways. Riedel have been producing
fine wine glasses for hundreds of years and their wares are much sought after.