It’s no point having quality wine if you don’t have a suitable wine glasses to drink from. Each wine deserves the appropriate glass and to serve in the wrong glass would be an insult to the wine 😛 – but what glass suits what wine? This is a question we are often asked.
A simple search online will return a lot of results for wine glasses, but choosing the right one for you can be a tricky one. First things first, there are a few things to consider;
- What glasses suit what style of wine?
- What wine do you drink the most and required glasses for?
- How many wine glasses do you require
- Your budget
With these factors in mind, we have done our research and found the best wine glasses available in Australia in 2022 to suit different circumstances. These are our findings.
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What to look for when buying a wine glasses
Wineglass shopping might be scary. So many sizes, many different shapes. Which ones are truly necessary?
It’s true that the appropriate glassware can enhance your perception and pleasure of a wine, but there’s no need to run out and buy a bunch of fancy crystal in odd shapes. Most of the time, you only need one pair—or possibly two—of good all-purpose glasses. Additionally, a lot of premium eyewear is surprisingly inexpensive.
Goblet or Flute; the 2 main styles of wine glass
Goblets and flutes are the two fundamental types of wine glasses. Goblets are a necessity if you’re looking to buy your first set of stemware. Additionally, flutes are required if sparkling wine is served.
White and red table wines—and even dessert wines—are served in goblets in all of their varied configurations. Red wine is typically served in goblets that are larger than those used for white wine because red wines can have strong scents and flavours that require more space to develop. But in my opinion, a decent all-purpose goblet, like the one pictured on the opposite page, can accommodate a variety of wines, from delicate whites to strong reds.
Flutes are tall, slender glasses used for Champagne and sparkling wine. The small bubbles are displayed as they trail to the surface in the long, thin bowl. Additionally, the small opening concentrates the wine’s delicate aromas.
What Makes The Best Wine Glass
There are a number of key factors that make up a good wine glass such as glass thickness, shape, size and material. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
Look for glasses that find a balance between delicate and robustness because thinner glass is preferable but also more brittle. Instead of being coiled and beaded, the glass lip should be sliced and polished to help the wine reach your palate smoothly.
Shape and Size
The scents of the wine are concentrated in an egg-shaped bowl with a narrower top than bottom. At least 12 ounces should fit in the glass. (However, don’t fill it all the way. Both you and the wine require space to swirl and display their aromas.)
The greatest glass for wine is crystal because it has microscopic holes and grooves on its surface that allow wine to adhere to the inside of the glass, further concentrating its smells there.
Texture & Colour
To completely appreciate the colour of the wine, the bowl should be uncut, uncoloured, and unetched.