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Through The Wining Glass
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The demure world of glass stemware is seeped in cognoscente and au courant intention. Composed of three glistening tiers - bowl, stem, and foot - the distinct shape of the wine glass is designed to concentrate all of the piquant flavor and ample aroma of your preferred bottle of nectar into one cuddly-cozy locale. You’ll find that varying styles of this voracious vessel play crucial roles within the epicurean play of wine-tasting. Investing in the more apropos of glassware is guaranteed to ensure your all-grown-up palate is all the more tickled pink upon toasting.
uncork the secrets
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Do hold your wine glass by its stem. In this fashion, the wine will remain unaffected by any flush of body heat – not to mention naughty, little fingerprint smudges that would obstruct any opportunity for the perusal of clarity. Try to avoid fused or cut glass (they make for a roughened, thick-like lip). Blown glass is a more suitable choice for the casual wine drinker, while the connoisseur will gravitate towards lead crystal for its luscious, light-refracting capabilities.
bighearted red
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Emboldened flavor deserves a generous glass. Red wine glasses are much rounder in shape with wider bowls in order to increase the rate of oxidization. There are two kinds of styles - the Bordeaux glass, directing the sip to the back of the mouth - suitable for your Cabernet or Merlot. The Burgundy glass is broader, aiming your sup at the tip of the tongue – this one is sure to compliment the refined bouquet of a Pinot Noir.
svelte white
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White wine does not require aeration so you’ll find this glass to be longer in the stem, narrow within the bowl, and have either straight or tulip-shaped sides. You’ll typically find a Chardonnay glass to emphasize its balanced finish by directing the taste to the center of the tongue. A full-flavored wine is helped along with a little airy exposure, while the lighter-tasting of wines are best suited to a small glass mouth.
a bit o’bubbly
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When it comes to serving up a champagne supernova, flutes are the founts of choice. Any aesthete will take pleasure in watching trails of playful bubbles float their way up from bottom to top. The mouth of a champagne flute is petite with a tall, narrow body, helping to preserve its charming carbonation. If you want to conjure up the heady sounds of an old, Victorian music hall, go ahead and clink champagne saucers. Also referred to as “coupes,” these little pretties are designed short, stout, and shallow – also said to have been inspired by the naughty, sweet-toothed Marie Antoinette.