Wine Enthusiast offers an extensive selection of wine glasses for every occasion, celebration, dreamy dinner and casual Friday night on the patio. Find just the right stem – be it slinky or stout. From Bordeaux to Claret, you’ll find every shape and type of glass you’ll need for a proper tasting, festive get together, and even out and about in the wilds of the backyard. Pick up a wine glass set to...Read More cover the basics or a wine glass gift set to make a friend feel cherished.
We found the ideal height of a wine glass is about 8 to 9 inches. In our tests, the thinnest glasses generally did an excellent job of highlighting the flavors and aromas of multiple wines.
Most people agree that a larger bowl allows more aromas to escape into our noses, and a smaller glass, one that tapers, tends to restrict, yet consolidate, those aromas.
The wine is what matters first. However, the specific shape of the glass can aid a wine drinker in experiencing every aroma and tastes of the wine, and that shape would also direct the wine to the exact part of your mouth that would allow you to taste that wine best.