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How To Choose the Correct Wine Glass

Watch more Wine Drinking & Education videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Choose the correct wine glass with these guidelines; it will improve the taste of your vino. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Use Chablis for white Use a Chablis glass, the smallest, for white wine. Step 2: Use Bordeaux for big reds Use the medium-size Bordeaux glass for full-bodied reds like cabernet and merlot. Step 3: Use Burgundy for lighter reds Serve light and medium-bodied reds like pinot noir in the largest glass, called a Burgundy glass or balloon glass. Tip For a dessert wine, choose a traditional tulip shape. Step 4: Don't get colorful No matter which shape you use, choose stemware made of clear, colorless, smooth-sided glass; wine experts believe colored and faceted glass interfere with wine appreciation by distorting the wine's true color. Tip Crystal glass is best for clarity, but expensive. Step 5: Go with big bottoms Make sure the bowl of a wine glass is thin, and that it's wider on the bottom to help contain the aroma. The exception is for sparkling wines like champagne, which require a tall, narrow glass to prevent the bubbles from escaping. Step 6: Look for tall stems Choose a stem long enough to fit your hand; holding the glass by the bowl alters the taste by raising the temperature of the wine. Step 7: Choose the right rim Choose a "cut" rim, which means it has no lip, rather than a "rolled" one, which widens at the edge. With a cut rim, the wine flows onto the top of your tongue where your taste buds are located, while a rolled one makes it fall down the sides. Cheers! Did You Know? The United States and France consume about the same total amount of wine every year, even though France has 240 million less people.
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