Which glass for which wine? Nowadays, almost every grape variety has its own wine glass. With so many different types of wine glasses, it's easy to be overwhelmed.
In most households, a basic set of six white wine, red wine and champagne glasses is sufficient. Here's a quick guide to finding the right wine glasses.
Universal glasses by Gabriel Glas, Schott Zwiesel and Vinum from Riedel are suitable for red and white wine. Red wine glasses are taller and have a larger bowl than white wine glasses. The shape of red wine glasses by Zalto integrates the components of heavy red wines such as Barolo, Chardonay, Barbera, Pinot Noir or Dornfelder especially well, bringing to the foreground the fruit and sweeter notes. Fruity red wine such as Bordeaux, Rioja or Sauvignon is especially suitable for tall glasses.
White wine glasses aren't as tall as red wine glasses. This keeps the wine cool for a particularly long time. Less wine is poured into white wine glasses than into red wine glasses.
Dessert wine is served at the end of a meal or in combination with a cheese platter. These wines are particularly sweet and come in smaller glasses.
Champagne and sparkling wine glasses are are tall and narrow. This keeps the champagne cool for longer and prevents the carbonic acid from escaping.
Manufacturers of high-quality glasses will etch the surface in the centre of the bottom of the glass to roughen it and make sure the bubbles start where they're supposed to.
The glasses of the Puccini line by Leonardo are known for being particularly resistant.