Enjoy Wine More
5 easy tips to make you a better drinker!
Buy a better glass
It's true. While I am no glass-aholic, you know the type, the perfect glass for every wine in their cupboard, I do believe that a good glass can enhance the enjoyment of just about any wine. It's about giving the wine some room, some space to breath, some space to capture aromas, which you smell and taste while drinking the wine. It's also about how the wine looks. Wine hits all of our senses so there's no point in not making the most of each.
You don't have to go crazy buying glasses. There are plenty of great options out there for about $10 a stem or less. What you want is a bowl that is at least 10 ounces, with a thin edged lip. I prefer a burgundy bowl, the tulip shaped one, but an all-purpose bowl is probably the best choice if you're only buying one style of wine glass. One key to a well designed wine glass bowl is that it is narrower at the top than in the middle, which helps keeps the wine in the glass while you're swirling it, which in turn helps it to release all of its aromas. The glass pictured, a Stolzle Classic 22 oz red wine glass, is under $5 a stem and a great all-purpose wine glass to start with.