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Rum_Pirate
07-10-2015, 03:48 PM
Does the shape of a wine glass make any difference to the taste and the enjoyment of a wine?

There are two primary factors in proper glass making that makes a difference. First, the shape of the glass opening, and the thickness of the glass is what place’s the wine on the appropriate place on your tongue. An acidic wine like a Sauvignon Blanc should hit your tongue further back to deliver the best impression of the wine. Likewise a fruit driven wine, like some Red Blends, should hit the tip of your tongue first to emphasize that fruit and create a stronger impression. Secondly, the size and shape of the bowl can control and enhance the wines aroma. A big wine, like Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon, in a small bowl will come off as sharp and harsh, but in a large bowled glass the aromas can expand and match the wines style. - See more at: http://cobornsblog.com/2013/07/11/does-the-type-of-wine-glass-really-make-a-difference/#sthash.GJ2ImU2L.dpuf
For example and why
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PS Yes we can do this with beer.

TomF
07-10-2015, 03:56 PM
Ponder champagne. While afficianados prefer a tall flute glass to watch the travel of the bubbles ... the apparently modestly endowed Marie Antoinette is thought to have contributed the shape of the more, uhm, sensuous, "coupe."

Kate Moss has recently taken a turn playing Marie Antoinette. Let's hope she meets a different end. Cheers!
http://cdni.condenast.co.uk/592x888/a_c/34-Kate-Moss-Coupe_v_21aug14_pr_b_592x888.jpg

Keith Wilson
07-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Does the shape of a wine glass make any difference to the taste and the enjoyment of a wine?Not to me - or at least, the difference due to the glass is negligible compared to the differences in what's poured into it.

John Meachen
07-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Not to me - or at least, the difference due to the glass is negligible compared to the differences in what's poured into it.

I'm with Keith.Furthermore I don't require anybody else's opinion about the contents and laugh at people who pay attention to "tasting notes"-whose taste?Try it for yourself,form your own opinion and enjoy whatever you like.

Rob Hazard
07-10-2015, 05:12 PM
Now, the shape of a wineglass TRANSOM, on the other hand...

bobbys
07-10-2015, 05:20 PM
We just have mason jars and peanut butter jars

tomlarkin
07-10-2015, 05:34 PM
We just have mason jars and peanut butter jars

All I got is a box.

TomF
07-10-2015, 06:38 PM
All I got is a box.And a spigot? :D

I think you'd do well to meet Ms. Moss, above. ;)