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  • One Size Doesn't Fit All:
    Wine Glass 101

    There are wine glasses for every type of wine and not using the correct one means you’re compromising on taste, aroma, balance and finish of a wine. Wine displays completely different characteristics when served in different glasses. These differences can be so vast that when the same wine is served in several different glasses, even experienced wine connoisseurs believe that they are tasting different wines!

Enjoy Red Wine
From the Right Glass

Red wine tastes smoother when enjoyed from a glass with a wide opening. There are three main types of red wine glasses—though there are many more available— that help medium-bodied wines with high tannins and produce more fragrant aromas.

Full-bodied wines, such as Merlot, Cabernet and Bordeaux blends, should be enjoyed out of a tall, medium bowl, as it delivers more aromas and allows for a smoother taste.

Full-to-medium-bodied wines with spice or pepper notes, like Syrah and Malbec, deserve a smaller bowl as the spice is softened coming out of the smaller opening.

Light-bodied red wines should be sipped from a large, rounded bowl. Enjoy a Pinot Noir and savor the subtle aromas. Check out all of our red wine glasses »

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Glassware for White Wine

White wines are normally served in smaller glasses as they are usually chilled. It also helps preserve aromas and allow for more acidity. Chardonnays and other full-bodied wines are better with a larger-sized bowl, whereas light-bodied wines like Pinot Grigio and Riesling taste better from a smaller bowl. Check out all of our white wine glasses »

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Treat the Bubbles
to the Perfect Glass

The Champagne flute is all about the bubbles. It keeps the bubbles flowing longer which results in a more intense aroma. Enjoy Champagne, Cava and sparkling wines from a flute and toast to the fresh fruity flavors. Check out all of our champagne flutes »

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Stemless Glasses

Stemless glasses are an excellent option for everyday enjoyment, but we don’t recommend using these for your higher-quality wines. Stemless glasses force you to touch the bowl rather than the stem, which causes the wine temperature to rise. We still love stemless glasses and use them when hosting parties because they’re easy to clean!

Our Favorite Wine Picks

Now that you know which glass goes with which wine and have a cool party trick to impress your friends with, check out our favorite wines!

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