Why do wine glasses shape different?


A good, clear wine glass shows the colour and reflection of the liquid, it allows us to assess clarity and how bottle age has affected the wine’s evolution; and it gives clues about what to expect on the palate.

Glass won’t interfere with the flavours of the wine and a stem will help maintain the temperature. To make the most of the aromas released, use a glass that narrows towards the top.

The shape of a glass affects where the wine lands on your tongue. The palate can pick up sweetness on the tip, acids on the side, and tannins on the back. A glass that has a wider mouth will send the wine to the sides of the tongue, where the sour taste receptors are located, so that the perception of acid will be enhanced.

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