Whatever your preference is when it comes to whine, whether you prefer white, red, robust, light, sparkling or rose, it takes a lot to really bring out the full flavour and potential each wine has. Every wine needs to be served a specific way so you can really join all the flavour profiles and aromas. Moreover, each wine should be served at a specific temperature and it should always be served in the appropriate glass. Today we will be focusing more on glasses for white wine.
First off, there are so many different types of white wine which include Chardonnay, Muscadet, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Viognier, White Bordeaux, Chenin Blanc, Muscat Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, and White Burgundy. These wines can vary in colour because of the different grapes used to make them. Some are sometimes fermented with the skin and some without and are usually mixed with an assortment of spicy or citrus flavours. They are most commonly served quite cold and with light foods like fish and chicken. There is no doubt the Chardonnay, Pinot, Riesling or any other white is enjoyable but only when done right and the first step is choosing the right glasses for white wine.
Choosing The Glass Shape
Glasses for white wine have more of a ‘U’ shape and are slightly taller than glasses that are meant for red wines. This allows the temperature to stay colder for longer as well as releasing all the aromas the wine has. For young wines choose tips that flare out slightly to pick up the sweetness more so, and for older wines choose something more upright to taste the bolder flavours.
Flutes Are For Champagne
Some people like to classify champagne or sparkling wines in the same category and that is totally fine. If you like a glass of bubbly every now and then, you should choose a champagne flute glass or a tulip shaped glass. This helps keep the champagne or sparkling wine bubbly for longer.
When shopping for glasses for white wine it is all about the small details that make drinking the wine an enjoyable one. You should pay attention to the edges and try looking for edges that have been rolled over slightly. It makes the glass look more finished, so to speak, as well as making the touch of the glass more pleasant on the mouth.
Now if you like enjoying a glass of wine on its own then you don’t really need a big glass. If you are someone who enjoys a glass or two with dinner then you should opt for a larger glass as we tend to drink more when we are eating. You want to be able to fit a bigger pour in the glass without actually filling it all the way up.
Stick To Your Budget
Don’t bother going out of your way to buy glasses you really can’t afford. These days there are so many great glasses that finding ones in your budget is really simple. You can even find great deals on glasses for white wine online and there is a huge variety to choose from.
Last but not least, remember that you will need to clean these glasses just like anything else. If you have a dishwasher, you should always choose dishwasher friendly glasses. Avoid washing glasses by hand as you can easily break them.