Yes glassware does matter, even though I have written some articles that might seem to contradict that statement. In the past, I have promoted the use of simple glassware, tumblers even, and railed against the fetish of finding the perfect glass for each and every wine. I’m sticking by those positions but at the same have to recognize that there is a right time for bigger bowls, like when you have a wine that has more to say.
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This Wine Needs a Bowl
A nice, big bowl, at least 10 ounces, leaves plenty of space for swirling and allows for a wine’s aromas to accumulate, making it easier for you to enjoy. A glass that exposes a large percentage of your glass to air also allows for those aromas to emerge more rapidly from your wine, upping the aromatic intensity of your wine even more.
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