First things first, let's lay down a rule of thumb. No matter the type of wine, there are a couple of fundamental principles to keep in mind, like not to overfill your glass. Leave ample space to allow the wine to breathe and for those enchanting aromas to captivate your senses. Now that we’ve covered some basics, let’s dive a little deeper into glassware as it relates to varietals.
Ah, the bold and robust world of red wines. To truly appreciate their full spectrum of flavours and aromas, opt for a glass with a larger bowl and a wider rim. This design allows the wine to breathe, letting the aromas develop and a bit of alcohol to evaporate. As you sip your favourite Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, you'll notice the difference – a nuanced tasting experience that lets the wine unfold with every sip. Explore our red wines here!
On the flip side, white wines have their own nuances that deserve attention. For these varietals, choose a glass with a smaller bowl and a longer stem. Why, you ask? The smaller bowl helps to preserve the wine's delicate aromas, while the longer stem allows you to hold the glass without warming the wine with the heat from your hands. Grip the stem at its foot, and you'll keep that Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc refreshingly cool, sip after sip. Shop our selection of white wines!
Now, let's talk bubbles – the glorious effervescence that comes with sparkling wines. The eternal debate: Flute or coupe? If you're after the maximum number of bubbles, go for the flute. Its tall, narrow bowl encourages a steady stream of effervescence, turning every sip into a celebration. On the other hand, the coupe glass allows you to focus on the wine's body and flavour. Either way, you can’t go wrong! Shop sparkling wines here!