Types of Decorative Wine Glasses

Types of Decorative Wine Glasses

Decorative wine glasses are perfect for special occasions and holidays. They can make the holidays festive and joyful especially at dinner parties. However, you should make sure you are using the correct wine glass for the wine you are serving.

Red Wine Glass Types

Wine glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The shape of the glass can enhance the wine.

A Cabernet wine glass has a large round bowl and is tall. This type of glass is specifically designed to enhance the smell of the wine. It is important that you only fill this glass to less than half full for a much richer smell and taste.

A Burgundy glass has a wider bowl. This allows the aroma of the wine which is very delicate.

A Bordeaux wine glass is the tallest of the red wine glasses but has smaller bowls. The types of glasses are for full-bodied wines such as Merlot or Cabernets.

A Zinfandel wine glass is shorter and has a thicker rim. This allows drinkers to experience the full flavor of the wine.

Pinot Noir glasses have the widest bowls of all the red and white wine glasses. This allows the wine to come in contact with the air to improve the smell and flavor.

White Wine Glass Types

Glasses for designed for white wines are more “U” shaped. This allows drinkers to enjoy the sweetness of the white wines.

For sparkling wines or champagne, use a tall, narrow glass that sits upright. This helps the glass retain the carbonation of the wine, so it does not go flat quickly.

Sweet wines and dessert wines should use smaller glasses that have a thinner rim. This ensures the sweetness of the wine is not overwhelming to the drinker.

All of these wine glasses are available as decorative wine glasses which can add an element of fun to any dinner party or table setting.

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