Wine is one of the most subtle and sophisticated drinks in the world. Wine is also a beverage that is very delicate. It is a drink made out of fermented grapes, and has a lot of varieties. Whether it is red or white wine, sparkling like champagne, light or robust wine, it requires certain temperatures and conditions to be able to flourish fully. The older the wine, the finer it is said to be. And when you are drinking any wine, you have to take all the steps necessary to ensure that you release the full potential of the aromas and the flavors. The shape, size, width and depth of the wine glass can greatly influence the taste of the wine. After being bottled up for years, when they are uncorked, a lot of flavor and aroma is trapped in the liquid with has to be released through the right container and decanter. When you are choosing red wine glasses, you have to look at four parts, which is essential for any glass, for any wine- the rim, the bowl, the stem and the foot.
Types Of Red Wine: Red wine is a loud and robust drink, enjoyed by people all over the world. It is stronger than white wine, and has a bolder flavor. Red wine is characterized by the deep red color, and the older the wine is, the more attractive the color will be. The reasons that red wine is red and not white like the other wines is because when the grapes are fermented, they are done so with the skin along with the flesh. This also results in a distinct flavor, distinct from white wine. The different types of red wines include Merlot, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Carignan, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Shianti, etc.
Choosing Glasses For Red Wine: It has already been mentioned that red wine packs in flavors that are a lot bolder than any other kind of wines. Therefore, it is very important to decant them, and serve them in the right temperature to be able to get the full taste of the wine. Usually, red wine glasses have a wide, full bowl, so that more wine gets to come into contact with the air. This allows the aromas to be released. The rim has to be either cut or rounded, so that the glasses look more elegant, and it also feels comfortable when put in the mouth.
Types Of Wine Glasses For Red Wines: A red wine glass is typically large and has a wide bottomed bowl to accommodate more wine, while still leaving plenty of empty place in the bowl. This is done so that you are able to dip your nose into the bowl, as inhale all the aromas of the wine. Depending on the age and quality of the wine, your may have to use different glasses. Heavy wines such as Merlot and even Cabernet are drunk in taller glasses called Bordeaux glasses, that do not have a very large bowl, but the length and the tallness allows maximum flavor to be released because the wine flows directly to the back of the mouth when consumed. In addition to that, you may also have Burgundy glasses for robust, hearty wines such as Pinot Noir. They have a wide bowl and a large brim, so that when you sip, the wine touches the tip of your tongue, allowing you to enjoy maximum flavor.