Wine is a classic drink; you don’t just drink it from any container and expect to get the most out of it. And the container should not just be any glass but a good wine glass; the size of the glass matters a great deal. A large wine glass agitates and aerates your drink like no other. You need a glass large enough to appropriately accommodate a typical pour, which usually ranges from 4 to 5 ounces. Appropriate accommodation in this sense means the following:
- For red wines, the pour should occupy one quarter or less of the glass
- For whites, the pour should occupy between one-third to one-half of the glass
Some wine lovers prefer glassware that has a very thin glass wall. Yes, they can break so easily but are easy to hold and much more enjoyable to drink from. And be sure to hold the wine glass the right way. Many people believe that you hold your wine glass by the stem to prevent your hand from warming up the wine. Although this is somehow going overboard, it carries some truth. However, it doesn’t mean that you should not use stemless glasses if that’s what you already have. After all, you should spend more money on wine than on glassware.
In summary, a good white or red wine glass is a great investment that goes a long way in ensuring you get the most out of your beverage. There are many different varietal-specific glasses for almost every grape varietal out there. These glasses are really interesting, and they tend to improve the smells of wine; the drink aerates well as you take your sips. Take action to leverage your special drink.