There is really a science to deciding which wine glass to use for your wine! With so many shapes and sizes, how do you know which is right for the wine you’re drinking? And does it really influence the wine?
Whether it be red or white, rose or sparkling, or even a fortified dessert wine, the size of the glass and its shape can help maximize the aromas. The smaller the bowl, the harder it is for the aroma to escape while the larger allows more oxygen to enter the wine so the aromas can breathe. For example, a young red wine needs aeration and calls for a glass with a larger bowl that allows you to swirl the wine better (It doesn’t just look cool, it has a purpose)! Your traditional white wine glass has a slightly smaller bowl and narrower sides so that the aromas can develop, keeping the acidity in and limiting the air so that the wine stays cooler longer.
In general, if using stemless glasses, they are best used for red wine, since the heat from your hand will warm the bowl and make white wine get warm too quickly. All-Purpose Glasses with a stem, as the name implies is a great solution for all wines including whites! However, any you choose will taste best with Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc inside. So don’t forget to Get Your Wine By Osmosis!