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Characteristics of a glass of wine

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Each wine has organoleptic characteristics that make it unique, a wine has its own ID that makes it the same and non-transferable. For this reason, each wine must be served in an appropriate container, capable of exalt their conditions, olfactory, gustatory and visual. Sometimes we forget that it is very important not to modify the properties of the wine and we do not take into account the container where we drink it, the glass. In the following article we will explain what the characteristics should be so that a glass of wine is appropriate to make a tasting or simply, to taste more and better a good wine.

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Wine glass size

Below we explain what are the appropriate measures for the wine glass is appropriate to enjoy this magnificent alcoholic beverage:

  • Balloon height: 100 mm. Height from base to foot: 55 mm.
  • At least the widest part diameter: 65 mm.
  • Upper edge diameter: 46 mm.
  • Base diameter: 65 mm. Thickness of the ball: 0.8 mm.
  • Foot thickness: 9 mm. Capacity: 215 cc

Material of a glass of wine

Crystal shape It helps a wine to express itself better and all glasses is usually the result of specific studies and research, both in the organoleptic perception of aromas and flavors, as well as the characteristics and physical conditions that favor its perception.

Material: transparent and colorless glass with a maximum lead percentage of 12%. Total height: 155 mm. In addition to being made of glass, the cup should have the edge slightly bent inward, so that the smell remains.

Dimensions and shape of the wine glass

Wine glasses come in different forms and characteristics, sometimes it is considered as "extreme" because some producers tend to make specific shapes and styles, not only for certain wines, but also for specific grape wines made certain or from certain areas.

Another important aspect of the ideal wine glass must have a minimum capacity of 150 cc. 8. When serving two wines at the same time, place the largest glass for red wine, and the girl for the white one.

The right glass for white and rosé wines

  • Young white wines and needle (A) - The main feature of this glass is the shape of the opening that tends to increase in relation to the body. When a wine is introduced into the mouth, this particular form directs the liquid mainly to the tip of the tongue, more sensitive to sweetness, and therefore to the sides of the tongue, more sensitive to acidity.
  • White wines with body and aging (B) - The larger body and greater openness will allow a better perception of complex aromas of aging white wines.
  • Young Rose Wines and needle (C) - the enlarged opening directs the wine to the tip of the tongue, more sensitive to sweetness, in order to make the wine seem more balanced.
  • Wines with Rose body and aging (D) - The largest body shape allows adequate oxygenation of the wine, as well as the development of aromas.

The right glass for red wines

  • Young red wines (A) - This type of wine, which has rather aggressive tannins, when present, should mainly stimulate the internal parts of the mouth while avoiding, at least in the initial phase such as when the wine is introduced into mouth and avoid an unpleasant sensation. The body of the cup must also be large in order to allow adequate oxygenation and the development of aromas.
  • Red wines with body or aging (B) - The differences are that they are collected in the height and width of the glass, in this case greater, as well as the opening that is narrower in order to concentrate complex aromas, originated by the Wine aging both in the bottle and in the barrel, towards the nose.
  • Red wines with body and reserves (C) - It has a fairly wide body to allow proper oxygenation of red wines aged for a long time in the bottle and with softer tannins, which reached its rounded state.
  • Red wines with body and large reserves (D) - This glass represents a variant of the previous one and the difference is in its opening that tends to increase.

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