The other day I was in Pier 1 Imports and noticed they had these really nice wine glasses for a cheap price but the glass was weighted & looked beautiful. I picked up 4 of them & got out my White Riesling Wine last night & low behold Cj turns to me and says,
"Babe do you have any White Wine Glasses? These are Red Wine Glasses."
Huh? I guess I never realized that there are different types of wine glasses. So I thought I'd share with you what I found.
Red Wine Glasses
"Glasses for red wine are characterized by their rounder, wider bowl, which increases the rate of oxidation." - Wikipedia
White Wine Glasses
" White wine glasses vary enormously in size and shape, from the delicately tapered Champagne flute, to the wide and shallow glasses used to drink Chardonnay. Different shaped glasses are used to accentuate the unique characteristics of different styles of wine." - Wikipedia
There is a whole process of oxidization of the wines which affects the taste of the wine. Red Wine needs oxidization so the wine glass has that inward bowl. The white wine sometimes needs LESS to bring out the flavor so the glass sometimes has a smaller mouth on it.
There is so much more but I thought I would give you guys a taste of different wine glasses so you at least can see the difference for future purchases!
I'm heading to Ikea today with my snow day so I will be back later to show you my new purchases! =)