Seema Chandra, Food Editor, NDTV, Updated: September 17, 2012 15:40 IST
Why should you drink the right wine in the right glass? The shape of the wine glass controls the direction in which the wine will flow into the tongue. And that can make all the difference in enhancing its flavor. Let's take a closer look.
A. Water glass - a full-bodied glass with a short stem.
B. Brandy snifter - is larger and more pregnant version of the red wine glass, you are meant to cup the brandy glass with one hand; keeping the glass warm brings out the bouquet in brandy.
C. White wine glasses are often tulip shaped. These glasses may have a narrow or wide mouth, and are smaller than the brandy snifter.
D. A Burgundy Red glass has a wide bowl to bring out its complexity. The glass is slightly taller than the white wine glass.
E. A Champagne flute is a tall and narrow glass, which keeps the wine's surface area to a minimum and keeps the bubbles from dissipating.
F. Red wine glasses are generally larger in size. They have a wide bowl, which allows for more air contact for the wine, that releases more intense aromas.