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What are the common classifications of wine glasses?

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There are different glasses for drinking different wines. Do you know about some common glasses? Let's take a look at the classification introduction of common wine glasses, I hope it will be helpful to you!


Introduction to the classification of common wine glasses

1. Water cup

Water cups mainly include water cups and Tumbler cups. The water cup has a handle at the bottom and an arc-shaped water cup on the upper body. It is a common cup in restaurants. It is mostly used in luxury western restaurants, mainly for holding mineral water or ice water. Tumbler cups, generally speaking, can be used as cups except for wine cups for specific purposes. Common cups can be divided into two types: oblique and straight. They are mostly used for long drinking or soft drinks.

2. Red wine or wine glass

The red wine glass is also a wine glass, with a handle at the bottom, the upper body is deeper than the white wine glass, and is more chubby and wider. Mainly used to hold red wine and cocktails made with it.

3. Brandy Cup

The brandy glass is a short wine glass with a small mouth and a large belly. Although the actual volume of the cup is very large (240-300 ml), the amount of wine poured (about 30 ml) should not be too much. Place the cup horizontally and the wine does not overflow in the belly of the cup. The brandy cup is born with a noble atmosphere, and it is really designed for brandy. The mellow figure can keep the fragrance of the century-old jelly in the cup. When drinking, the base of the middle finger and ring finger is often used to clamp the handle of the cup, and let the hand temperature pass into the cup to make the wine slightly warm, thereby increasing the wine's taste and fragrance. Pour no more than 1/3 is better.

4. High neck cup

A goblet with a cylindrical body. Used for ice water, other soft drinks, beer, and long drinks that use more ice. A mouthful refers to a small-capacity cup that can be drunk in one mouthful. It is mostly used for whiskey tasting, so it is also called a tasting cup. It is divided into 60 ml double portion and 30 ml single portion. In order to fully appreciate the amber color of the whiskey, it is better to use a colorless and transparent glass.

5. Plain glass

The flat-bottomed shallow cup has many styles and the color of the whiskey can be seen more clearly, which is deeply loved by whiskey lovers. Some whiskey lovers like to drink whiskey in flat glasses so that they can see the color of the whiskey more clearly. When appreciating whiskey, professional connoisseurs use a specially shaped glass with a mouthpiece. This glass has a lid so that the aroma of the wine is completely contained in the glass and will not be emitted.


Common wine glass

1. Bordeaux red wine glass

The cup is longer and the mouth is narrow, which gathers the smell of wine at the mouth of the cup. The curvature of the cup wall can adjust the direction of wine diffusion in the mouth, and the aroma is overflowing. Of course, Bordeaux glasses are also suitable for other red wines except Burgundy, because most wine glasses are made according to the style of Bordeaux.

2. Burgundy red wine glass

The cup is short, and is known as the short fat man in the wine glass. Because the cup belly is fatter, the contact area between the wine body and the air is larger, and the wine body emits more aroma through the wine glass. Its big belly cup body can also meet the role of wine spreading after the tip of the tongue first, so that the fruity and sour taste of the red wine are fully blended, and the wide mouth is suitable for the nose to smell.

3. White wine glass

Compared with the red wine glass, it has a smaller opening, and the body and belly of the glass are thinner. It is like a tulip waiting to be placed. Also because the white wine glass is thinner, it reduces the contact between the wine and the air and makes the aroma more Longer.

Common red wine glass

1. Bordeaux glass

The characteristic is that the taper of the cup is relatively small, and the wall of the cup is straight up and down. It is a standard wine glass, which can retain most of the aroma when drinking wine, and is suitable for wine tasting. So when shaking the glass to release the aroma, the wine has ample surface area to be exposed to oxygen.

2. Burgundy glass

It is characterized by a nearly chubby shape, the cup wall gradually shrinks, and the aroma is concentrated. Compared with the Bordeaux wine glass, it is shallower, and the diameter of the glass is larger, which is easier to emit the aroma of wine, suitable for table wine.

3. White wine glass

Unlike red wine, the white wine glass, the belly and the mouth of the glass are small, so that it is easy to gather the aroma of the wine and prevent the aroma from dissipating too quickly.

4. Sweet wine glasses

For dessert wine, it is best to choose a wine glass whose mouth opens like a flower petal, so that when drinking, the wine can flow directly to the sweetness area on the tip of the tongue.

5. Champagne glasses

The characteristic is that it is relatively long and slender, suitable for holding champagne, because the flute-shaped body can make the bubbles of the wine not easily dispersed, making the champagne more delicious.

Cup selection principle

Principle 1: Transparent materials. The material of the wine glass should be smooth and transparent, because the first step in wine tasting is to look at the color of the wine, which can help us understand the grape variety and age of the wine.

Principle 2: The size of the cup belly. The cup belly should be large enough to facilitate shaking the glass without spilling the wine, because shaking the glass can help release the aroma in the wine.

Principle 3: Goblet. One of the reasons for choosing a goblet is to avoid fingerprints on the belly of the cup from affecting the color of the wine. In addition, because wine is extremely sensitive to temperature, pinching the feet or bottom of the goblet can prevent body temperature from affecting the wine temperature and thus the taste of the wine.

Principle 4: The shape of the cup belly. Standard wine glasses are tapered, that is, their opening is smaller than their cup belly, because this shape is conducive to the aggregation of wine aroma.

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