Building Your Wine Glass Collection
If you are enjoying wine then you already have some collection of wine glasses.
Is it time to spice up your wine glasses with more variety?
A variety of wine glasses exists for a reason and your experience and perspective clearly adds to the choices in your collection.
Overthinking in this category is very common.
It is, of course, personal preference in what you like to collect to use or collect to display.
But the historic idea of drinking specific wine from its proper glass remains strong for many wine lovers.
A wine glass is designed to help visualize your chosen grapes, smell their intended aromas, and maximize the wine's flavors and purposeful taste.
Red wine glasses are going to have larger bowls to better swirl and allow you to stick your nose right into the glass.
Depending on your favorite red wines, your wine glass collection may include a variety of red wine glasses only.
We recommend a set of Bordeaux wine glasses. You will appreciate these for your Merlot and Cabernets, and enjoy the versatility of these wine glasses with your Rieslings, Prosecco and dry whites too.
We think you will fall in love with a big bowled wine glass for your other favorite reds with a set of either Burgundy or Pinot Noir wine glasses.
These are also versatile for Chardonnay lovers.
Stemmed wine glasses are still popular as they look sophisticated, you can keep the heat of your hand and fingerprints away from the bowl. Most vintage or collector's wine glasses are stemmed.
Non-traditional stemless wine glasses continue to grow in popularity for many reasons. They are much harder to knock over, they require less storage space, and you can find the same bowl size benefits for red and white wine.
If you are a lover of white wine, your choice can be simplified as a standard white wine glass will do just fine.
White wine glasses have smaller shaped bowls and stand shorter than red wine glasses, but are highly versatile to use for other red, rose, sparkling and even dessert wines as well.
Those who enjoy more Sauvignon blanc or Rieslings will find white wine glasses with a smaller bowl will do.
Full-bodied wines like Viognier and Chardonnay will taste much better in a large bowled vessel.
Vintage glasses are absolutely gorgeous, but keep in mind that if they're made of metal, color, stains, or etchings, that may affect your tasting experience due to an impaired visibility of the wine.
If a glass of champagne is about to be poured, what comes to mind is the flute of course, but there much are better options!
You can appreciate your bubbly even more with a champagne wine glass, or simply use a white wine glass for maximum enjoyment of the intriguing celebratory sparkling wine.
Our recommendation for collecting champagne flutes - you could easily skip these - unless their slim look is appealing to your eye.
You know how often you serve sparkling wine or champagne.
A champagne glass in a tulip or coupe style will be a wonderful addition to your collection as well as enhance your palate's enjoyment.
Or use your white wine glasses you already have and save space and money.
Versatile wine glasses are appreciated.
Red, white, rose or sparkling...your wine glass does matter.
Experience your favorite wines in standard wine or specific wine glasses.
You will appreciate the differences.
Building your own wine glass collection is part of the wine journey.