If you’ve ever received an admonishing look from the resident wine geek in your family or friend group for using a red glass for white wine or vice versa, you’re not alone. There’s a preconceived notion that larger, more voluminous glasses tend to be for reds, while petite, smaller glasses tend to be for whites.
Turns out larger wine glasses are great for accentuating and releasing the flavors and aromas of whites like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. You may simply enjoy wine and the type of glass is less important to you than the tasting experience itself. However, that doesn’t mean you want to drink a good bottle out of a Dixie cup like Paul Giamatti in “Sideways.”
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Fortunately, there’s a wine glass we’ve found that’s excellent for reds, whites, and even rosés. The Spiegelau Universal Crystal Wine Glass is the perfect vessel for any varietal or blend. After numerous tests, this wine glass performed an excellent job of highlighting the flavors and aromas of reds, whites, and rosés.
Physically, these glasses are a perfect hybrid between large orb-like red glasses and narrow, finer white glasses, making them a great choice for any kind of wine. These glasses come in a set of four and are perfect for an after-work glass or a dinner party. No matter what kind of wine your guests bring over, you’ll be prepared to enjoy the wine to its fullest potential.