The different shapes of wine glasses

The shape of a wineglass directly affects the flavour of the wine that is served in it, altering both its air exposure, and how the wine lands on the palate when it is sipped.

Effects

The size of the bowl affects the degree to which the wine can be swirled, which changes its exposure to the air. The shape and thickness of the rim affects where the wine lands on the palate, and how its flavour is experienced. The diameter of the glass’ opening controls how quickly the aroma escapes the glass, altering the wine bouquet.

Tulip

The tulip is a goblet that narrows as it approaches the rim. The design has ample space for swirling, but a narrow mouth, to restrict the bouquet’s escape.

Mini-tulip

The white wine glass, or mini-tulip, is smaller to restrict the serving size of a wine. It is designed for serving white wine, which has fuller flavour when thoroughly chilled.

Pinot Glass

The pinot or Burgundy glass is the wine glass design with the largest bowl. It is designed for maximum air exposure when serving closed wines.

Flute

Flute glasses, sometimes called a champagne glass, have a tall, thin design. Their narrow shape minimizes surface area, to limit exposure.
Arniston Bay has a wine for every occasion ,and in this case, a wine for every glass. From the Arniston Bay Sparkling Brut for the flute glass to the fantastic Arniston Bay Cabernet Sauvignon for the Burgundy glass.

Source: eHow.com

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