Size
The size of a glass is important, showing the quality and intensity of aromas. The evaporation space has to be chosen according to the "personality" of the wine or spirit. It is best to respect the appropriate serving quantities:
Serving Quantities
Approximately 3 ounces for white wine 4 up to a maximum of 5 ounces for red wine 1 ounce for spirits.
General Rules
Red wines and their character require large glasses white wines medium-sized glasses and spirits small ones in order to emphasize the fruit character and not the alcohol.
Type
A wine glass should be:
Colorless
Transparent
Unadorned
Made of lead crystal
Thin-walled with a cut and polished lip
Egg-shaped
Stemmed
Shape
The content determines the shape.
The glasses are designed to emphasize a wine's harmony, not its faults. They should be viewed as an instrument to bring together:
Personality of the wine
Smell
Taste
The Sense of Sight

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Riedel Crystal who provides us with most of the information regarding wine glasses.


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