Wine: does the glass influence when drinking it?

When choosing a Cup of wine surely you will have found a great variety in the market. Given this, an inescapable question arises: Is the Cup influences? And the truth is that it is a somewhat complex answer.

If you know how to differentiate the nuances of winepossibly infer what kind of Cup use. On the other hand, if you are a rather casual drinker, you should not worry too much.

A Cup helps to fully experience the nuances of the wine, since it enhances the flavors, aromas and the way it reaches the palate. For example, the glasses that are used to drink wine White wines have a rather small calyx and this is done to preserve the aromas, so that the acidity stands out and it stays fresher.

In the case of the glasses of wine red, the calyx is usually larger. This allows more air to enter and enhances the aromas and mitigates the perception of higher alcohol content.

There are multipurpose glasses that, as their name indicates, are for all kinds of wines. The burgundy ones are of a wider calyx, narrowing towards the mouth, making them better for lighter reds such as Gamay and Pinot Noir.

Bordeaux glasses are large and tall and have a minimal flare in the mouth, helping to better experience the aromas. They are a good option for full-bodied reds such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

As for the stemless glasses, it goes in the preferences. For occasional drinkers, the ones without the stem do their job, but hold it Cup by the chalice can make the wine it heats up faster, which modifies the aromas and you may feel the need to add ice, which would dilute the flavors and aromas.