Wine Glass 101
In this blog post we attempt to demystify wine glass selection for the novice oenophile, and perhaps inspire the more experienced wine lovers to re-acquaint themselves with different styles of wine glasses. With automatic free shipping on $45 and over, and our fast handling times, you can easily pick up a few new sets of wine glasses for spring!
Crystal stemware is luxurious and elegant on your table. Some crystal glass contains lead, which strengthens the glass while allowing it to remain thin, enhancing the drinking experience. The Crystal Faceted Champagne Flute Set shown above is lead free, retaining the strength and aerating porosity. Because the crystal is thin, it catches the light in a lovely way that aids in viewing the champagne. Splitting off from a star-shaped triagonal sides make this polyfaceted crystal champagne flute uncommonly captivating. With each face sending prismatic light in splintered rays through your sparkling wine, the Crystal Faceted Champagne Flute itself rounds out smoothly as it reaches the rim for the perfect sip.
Red wine glasses are typically wider, shorter and broader across the rim.
The broad rim is for breathing in the wine; tasting the wine begins with the first impressions gained from smelling the unique bouquet. The wide bowl exposes a maximum amount of the wine to the air for aeration. It may appear your sommolier is trying to give you as little wine as possible, but truthfully he or she is giving the wine room to breath, giving you room to swirl and experience the wine with your eyes and nose before your taste buds.
The Invisibles Burgundy/Pinot Noir wine glass is a 25 ounce wine glass specifically designed for burgundy wines. Ravenscroft Invisibles Burgundy wine glasses are practically invisible and weightless and bring out the best of burgundy. Tactile and sensual, a Ravenscroft Invisibles wine glass is lead-free and whisper light. Ravenscroft Invisibles wine glasses have a sheer rim providing a whistler-like mouth-feel experience, while the tight chimney and deep rounded bowl allows dense fruit-driven lower alcohol wine to concentrate their bouquet and immerse the senses in the most intense experience possible. Recommended for: Barbaresco, Burgundy, Grand Cru, Beaujolais, Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir. Set of four wine glasses.
White wine glasses are more U-shaped to allow the delicate aromas to be released while limiting the surface area to maintain the cooler temperature. For older white wines, the glass will be taller to deliver the wine to the back of the tongue to appreciate the bolder flavors, while glasses for younger whites will be broader to help deliver the wine to the front and sides of the tongue, where the sweetness can be tasted.2
The Invisibles Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc wine glass is a 12 oz crystal wine glass designed for chardonnay wine. Ravenscroft Invisibles chardonnay wine glasses are nearly invisible and weightless and bring out the best of your favorite chardonnay wines. Tactile and sensual, a Ravenscroft Invisibles wine glass is lead-free and whisper light. Ravenscroft Invisibles Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc wine glasses are the perfect wine glass for the sensualist within all of us. The perfect chardonnay wine glass precisely controls bouquet and palate attack and then disappears. All of the great wine glasses of the world like great wine are artisan crafted and hand made. Recommended for: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fume Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pouilly-Fume, Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Set of four wine glasses.
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Cabernet wine glasses, with a deep, large bowl and a tight chimney, accent intense fruit while buffering high alcohol. Great wine glasses like great wine are artisan crafted and hand made.
The Invisibles Cabernet Wine Glasses are a set of 4- 23 ounce red wine glass specifically designed for Cabernet or syrah style wines. Ravenscroft Invisibles Cabernet wine glasses are practically invisible and weightless… like air and bring out the best of medium bodied red wine. Tactile and sensual, a Ravenscroft Invisibles wine glass is lead-free and whisper light. Recommended for: Cabernet, Carignan, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chianti, Cotes du Roussillon, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Petit Syrah, Primitivo, Red Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Syrah, and Teroldego.
The height of the Bordeaux glass and bowl shape is specifically designed for heavier, full bodied wines, which delivers the wine directly to the back of the mouth to maximize flavor1.
Etched Bordeaux Wine Glass with Custom Logo features your corporate logo, graphic or monogram deep etched into this lead free crystal wine glass. The Etched Bordeaux Wine Glass with Custom Logo is great for country clubs, company events, weddings, restaurants, bars, hotels and all kinds of special occasions. Customized wine glasses will add style and class to any event.A simply sleek silhouette for anytime enjoyment is crafted in Luigi Bormioli's revolutionary glass that's guaranteed to resist chipping and discoloration for 25 years. Dishwasher safe 20 ounce Luigi Bormioli's Crescendo Bordeaux wine glasses - the logo is deep etched and will never come off.
Champagne flutes are tall and narrow. This shape maintains the bubbles in a sparkling wine or champagne, and helps capture the diverse flavors of the beverage.
The Invisibles Champagne Flute is a 10 ounce champagne flute specifically designed for vintage cuvée champagnes. Ravenscroft Invisibles Champagne Flutes are practically invisible and weightless and brings out the best of your favorite champagne. The Invisibles Champagne glass, with a whisper light hand and mouth feel, is the perfect precision flute for the privilege of Champagne. Beautiful delicate effervescent Champagne should be served in the most elegant glass. This full-size delicate champagne glass should never be filled more than one third full, leaving room for the perfume to be concentrated. All of the great wine glasses of the world like great wine are artisan crafted and hand made. Recommended for: Cava, Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine. Set of four champagne flutes.
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These Angled Crystal Burgundy Wine Glasses are designed to bring out the best of a Burgundy wine. Rooted in centuries of Venetian glassmaking tradition, lead free crystal offers the purest, most elegant drinkware experience available. Its perfect clarity coupled with precise lines and angles define this flawlessly crafted Burgundy wine glass and unites our crystal collection as a whole. 21 oz.
As if the Twinkle Champagne Flute in ultra clear, mouth-blown crystal wasn't enough, etched frosted stars embellished with Swarovski crystals are scattered around - plus one more Swarovski crystal on the base of the champagne flute for extra bling. The Twinkle Champagne Flute, reminscent of a starry night, is a toast to the moon, the stars and the cosmos - perfect for the holidays or any celebration!
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