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What Is All The Fuss Over Wine Glasses?

Beer drinkers or Whiskey drinkers will slug their drink of choice down in any glass that will hold it no matter what the name or shape. Have you ever wondered why the wine glass is so important to wine drinkers?

Beyond the reasons of being able to get oxygen swirled into the wine, or to heat the wine with the palm of your hand, it's because wine glasses have a certain look about them. They hold a certain amount of status, a certain amount of class, and they make any occasion a fanciful one. So if you're going to drink please use wine glasses, and hold them correctly, otherwise it will look like you are drinking juice.

At A Restaurant, Make Sure Your Wine Glasses Are Clean

Next time you're eating out and you are drinking wine, take a look at the rim around your wine glasses. Are there any lipstick marks? Are there water spots or soap spots where the dishwasher didn't do an adequate job?

Not only is this disgusting, any type of dirt, grime or grease on a wine glass can take away from the taste of the wine. This is tragic, especially if the wine you're drinking is expensive. You wouldn't want to taint the taste of that great wine so make sure you inspect your wine glasses thoroughly before drinking from them.

How to Clean Your Wine Glass

If you drink wine at home with dinner or have parties, then you need to know how to clean your wine glasses so you don't make the mistake that many restaurants make by serving wine in dirty glasses. When you're cleaning your glasses, it's best to clean them by hand.

This is because wine glasses are so fragile. Wine glasses cleaned in the dishwasher can easily become broken and most glasses for drinking wine are not cheap. So make sure you clean them by hand and do a good job so as not to leave any smudges or lipstick marks.

How To Hold A Wine Glass

When holding your wine glasses, you typically want to hold it by the stem with the bowl of the glass held in your palm. Of course, there is no right or wrong way to hold a wine glass, as long as you can drink from it.

But if you are looking to show off your wine etiquette skills, you should study up on the proper way to hold your wine glass so that you don't spill while you're drinking and so you don't offend your host if it's a fancy dinner party, for example.

Also, you should know that the different types of wine glasses are for different types of wine. The bigger, more round looking glasses are for red, or dark wines such as merlot or cabernet's. The taller, more sleak looking wine glasses are for white wines such as chardonnay and some light pinot's.

I hope you now know what all the fuss over wine glasses is about. If you are a heavy wine drinker, the glass can be just as important as the type of wine you are tasting.

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