The Right Wine Glass - What difference does it make?

The Right Wine Glass - What difference does it make?

The Right Wine Glass – the Glass with Class

There is nothing like a delicious glass of wine after a long day. Whether you prefer white or red, dry or sweet, wine is just one of those things that many people appreciate throughout the year, either with dinner or as a way to unwind.

But did you know that there are different types of wine glasses and they’re made for various kinds of wine? These glasses can affect the taste of the wine and your experience with it, so you want to choose the right one based on your wine of choice.

Bordeaux/Cabernet Sauvignon

These are traditional glasses for red wines. Red wines often have high tannin and alcohol content. These glasses have larger bowls and are taller, so there is an additional distance between you and your wine. The ethanol dissipates on your nose, and it allows extra oxygen for softening the tannins.


These are a bit taller than cab wine glasses and they’re slightly tapered at the top. These glasses are made to focus on the fruit and let lots of aeration so that the tannins mellow in these kinds of red wines.

Burgundy/Pinot Noir

These glasses have very wide bowls and tapered rims. This allows them to aerate, will concentrate the delicate aromas, and showcase the rich, bright fruit.


This is a traditional glass when drinking white wine. It’s created for fresh, young wines, with a slightly narrow rim that concentrates the very aromatic white wine bouquet. It also has a smaller size bowl, so that the wine stays colder.

White Burgundy

This glass’s shape is similar to the one that is used for Pinot Noir, but it’s not as large. It has a narrow rim and wider bowl to concentrate the aromas and achieve maximum aeration. This helps with revealing subtle complexities as well as offers a rich concentration of fruit. Many people get this glass and a Chardonnay glass confused.


When it comes to champagne, the bubbles are what is showcased. This glass will keep the possibly yeasty aromas and the fruit focused thanks to its narrow design. However, it also allows the wine’s effervescence to flow longer and stay fresh.


These kinds of wines have more alcohol in them when compared with still bottling. These glasses have smaller bowls, which reduce the evaporation of alcohol and will highlight their complex aromas and rich fruit.

As you can see, there are a lot of different types of wine glasses, and each is created specifically for the type of wine. Yes, you can drink your wine from any type of glass you prefer. However, if you want to have a true wine experience and enjoy everything that your wine has to offer, using the right glass is a must.

Are you interested in getting some wine glasses for yourself or perhaps as a gift for someone? If you are looking for the right glass but you want some advice, we are happy to help. Simply contact us and we’ll be glad to answer your questions. 

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