The Well-Equipped Wine Geek – Wine Glasses


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Joe Becerra

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A wine glass for each type of wine – The Well-Equipped Wine Geek

The Well-Equipped Wine Geek – Wine Glasses

Do you know that wine glasses are made in a shape and form that can enhance the aroma and flavors of the major varieties of wine? A Pinot Noir or Burgundy glass is much different from a wine glass for a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Bordeaux wine. The Well-Equipped Wine Geek will have a set of more than one type of wine glasses.

Riedel Glassware is the company responsible for inventing the wine varietal-specific glass. Just take a look at this Webpage to see the number of glasses made by Riedel.  Just about each wine varietal that we are accustomed to finding in a wine shop has its own Riedel wine glass. For example, Barbera has its own glass, as does Albariño.  According to Riedel, taste tests prove that the shape of a wine glass can enhance your appreciation of the wine. Take a look at the video.

Does this mean that you need to go out and buy a sundry of different wine glasses?  Absolutely not! This is what we recommend.

The Well-Equipped Wine Geek should have these wine glasses

  • A set of Burgundy or Pinot Noir glasses
  • A set of Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon glasses
  • A set of general use white wine glasses
  • A set of sparkling wine glasses

Many wine glasswear choices at Amazon

  1. Great choice of wine glasses

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Besides Riedel, there are many other wine glass makers and budget places to purchase wine glasses of different types and styles. Cost Plus World Market has a very nice selection of wine glasses at reasonable prices. Crate & Barrel has a large array of wine glasses in various sizes and shapes. If you can take the crowds, Ikea is an excellent place to shop for wine glasses. Cheers!

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.