Types Of Wine Glasses
There are so many different types of wine glasses in the wine world that it could drive a person crazy in picking the right one. If you add to this the fact that the type of wine you are drinking is supposed to determine the style and shape of the glass itself you can feel like you are taking an algebra test every time time you are choosing which glass to use. So how do you determine which one is right for you as well as worth the expenditure? We thought we would share our thoughts on the manner.
Let’s start with the basics. We would say the basic definition of a wine glass is a type of glassware that is used to drink and taste wine. It’s generally composed of three parts: the bowl, stem, and foot (of course there are stemless wine glasses, but we will get to that later). From that foundation of “Bowl, Stem, Foot” there are numerous styles of actual wine glasses: Standard, Flute, Tulip, Coupe, Hock & Tumbler. Those are your basic types of wine glasses.
Of course the wine snobs would go even further saying there are different versions of these styles (the Large Bordeaux, the Standard Red, the Vintage, etc) and that these custom styles help influence the enjoyment of the wine itself. How do they determine this? Well of course it is because of the phenolic compounds, in particular gallic acid, and how that is being released. As well as by how much surface area of wine was in actual contact with the air. Blah, blah, blah…
I don’t know about you, but man, this is all just way too complex and significant (not to mention expensive if you are to compile all your “necessary” glasses for every type of wine and setting). For us, we were sick of this as it really all comes down to keeping it simple & just enjoying a nice glass of vino.
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So that’s why we decided to fly right into the teeth of wine traditionalists and create a single wine glass that is for all wines, all locations and all circumstances.
We focused on what would be practical, functional and just down right easy to choose. And when it came down to it the choice was quite simple. First, the stem had to go. It just was not functional when it came to using the glass in any circumstance. Second, it had to feel nice to the touch and eye, because of course we aren't frat boys that just want to chug down our drinks. We want to enjoy the whole moment of our surroundings as well as the wine itself, and that means having a high quality glass in our hands. And finally it had to be durable so that it offered the functionality of being able to be used in all settings and locations. Life is meant to be lived, and not in the same setting… Why not be able to also have a nice glass of wine in a nice glass no matter if you are in your home, out at the pool BBQing or even camping in the mountains.
So, in trying to keep this long story short I will cut to the point. We found that a plastic stemless wine glass allowed us to achieve all the above with ease. I wont go into all the trial and error we went through to then come up with our final product but I can say we had all the above in mind and felt like we hit the bullseye with the result.
We hope you enjoy our wine glasses as much as we do.
PS - As a complementary benefit, these glasses also allow parents to give their children some “grown up” importance. No matter what the child’s age, they can drink (juice of course) from the same nice glass as their mom or dad.
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