Sommeliers and wine enthusiasts will tell you, and perhaps even insist, that enjoying a wine to the fullest depends on a variety of factors. One of the simplest ways you can ensure you’re experiencing all the complexities of your wine is by using the proper glassware. There are obvious differences between red and white wine glasses, and their physical characteristics are intended to maximize the textures, flavors, and aromas of a particular wine.
Although there are different types of glasses for different varietals of white wine, there’s only so much space in your kitchen cabinets. Fortunately, there’s a happy medium. Italesse produces a universal white wine glass that is appropriate for anything from Chardonnay to Pinot Grigio.
If you’ve ever read the back of the box while shopping for wine glasses, you might have noticed that the glass you’re about to purchase is perfect for Pinot Blanc but doesn’t say anything about your go-to Riesling. While there may be some truth to the fact that one grape might taste better than another in a certain glass, you’re not a sommelier, and even if you were you might think different glasses for different whites is pretty much splitting hairs. Italesse white wine glasses are hybrid glasses, capable of accentuating the butteriness of a Chardonnay or the sweetness of a Moscato.
Not only are they functional for a variety of white wines, they’re aesthetically beautiful as well. After entertaining, you won’t have much work to do as these glasses are dishwasher safe. They come in a set of six, so you may have to break open a bottle or two next wine night.