A good wine glass is a “must have” accompaniment for a good wine. We suggest that you experience the difference by taste testing a good bottle of wine with a good size tulip shaped wine glass and some other drinking receptacle!
Firstly, size and shape are important! For wines, use a tulip shape glass whereby the bulb of the glass is larger than the opening to allow the flavours to easily come out of the wine to meet your nose as you taste. Wines are often served nearly full in small open glasses which don’t allow you to really taste the wine properly. Traditionally sherry, port and dessert wines are served in tiny open glasses – serve the same quantity but in a bigger tulip tasting or copita glass.
The second most important tip is to use clean glasses, no matter what! Remember that previously greasy fingers leave a worse mess on the outside than the inside! And don’t forget that if the glasses have been in a cupboard for some time, they actually smell like it. Wash or steam and dry with a lint free glass towel before enjoying your wine. Check in the light that they look clean!
With a little extra care and preparation, your wine experience can be significantly improved with a nice clean glass. Cheers!