With a plethora of choices out there in glassware, it can be complicated to decide which glasses to use for certain wines and occasions. The general idea is to find the right stemware that is adapted not just to the wine but also to the occasion!
For example, when hosting a fun, relaxed dinner with friends where the wine is not necessarily the highlight, you could use more rustic glasses.
Whereas a more intimate affair with really special wines would call for glasses that allow the wine to be truly appreciated. In this case, they should be clear, properly shaped and thus well adapted to the enjoyment of all the aromas and flavours. One can even buy special glasses suited for specific grape varieties.
We’ve outlined a basic glassware guide for oenophiles:
Is It Okay To Use Coloured Wine Glasses?
Coloured wine glasses are always fun and tempting to use but they do take away from the pleasure of appreciating the wine itself. Use only if the wine is not really the highlight of the occasion or if you’re keeping in a particular festive theme.