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
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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!