The structure of a wine glass is divided into three basic parts: the bowl that holds the beverage, the stem, and the foot, which is the bottom of wineglasses. Here you will learn about the importance of the item you are serving your guest in.
The stem of the glassware is where it should be held, in order to prevent the body heat of one’s hand from altering the temperature of the drink that the glassware contains. Also, by holding the stem as opposed to the bowl of the glasses, the proper sound is heard when people clink their wine glasses together, which is customary following a toast.
The mouth of the glasses is normally the same size as the foot of the glasses, and the rim should not be too thick for proper sipping.
White and red wine glasses have their own distinctive shapes to compliment the wine’s bouquet and taste. White wine is usually used in a slimmer bowled glass, while the wider bowled wineglass is used for redwine.
When pouring wines into stemware, the most important thing one should know is the actual amount of wine poured should be half or less than the glass’s capacity.
If you are spending a nice penny or two on a bottle of nice wine, the last thing you want to do is skimp on the cost of the glasses you will be pouring the Pinot Noir in to. Serving wines in quality wineglasses tells your guests that you know wines!