Wednesday, January 9, 2008


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Martha Stewart Living Sept' 07
Text by Matt Lee and Ted Lee.
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Simply watching a stream of wine cascade into beautiful glass is a treat to the eye. But visual rewards are just one of the sensory kicks a wineglass offers the person who sips from it.

Choosing the best wineglass to serve what you're pouring is less complicated than you might think, Especially when you narrow the field down to handful of versatile basics.

We picked the glasses described below because they manage to carry us through it all from informal brunches and lively cocktail parties to seated four-course dinners making them the toast of our dining rooms, If not the toast of the town.

A tulip-shaped stemmed glass is the classic vessels for white wine. If we had to pick just one as our favorite all-purpose glass, This would be it.

The best versions feel steady in the hand when they're full of liquid and also when they're empty.


This glass tends to have a more swelling profile, With a little extra room in the bowl for vapors and aromas to collect. (Supersize wineglasses, However are overkill.) Setting a red-wine glass together with a white-wine glass helps visually set apart different wines being served at the same meal.

Because dessert wines and fortified wines, Such as Sherry, Port, and Madeira tend to be richer and more alcoholic.

They are best sipped from a slightly smaller glass, Proportioned to a smaller pour.

The inward taper focuses the intense aromas.

Stemless wine goblet. Fashionable these days, Honors the finest wines with a slightly dressed-down spirit.

It performs virtually the same as a stemmed glass, But the wine may warm up as the heat from your hand transfers to the glass.

A tall flute is the most festive way to serve sparkling wines.

The surface encourages the formation of bubbles while the shape accentuates their ascent.

With bubbly, There is no shortage of vapor being released, So an inward-tapering lip isn't necessary.


The informality of a short, straight-sided glass lowers expectations marvelously on occasions when the wine isn't the main event.

Serving wine in one of these glasses is perfectly appropriate for dining en famille and for midday meals in relaxed (Especially outdoor) settings.

*Article Courtesy of Matt Lee and Ted Lee
*Pictures Courtesy of Mysexykitchen, Here, Here and Here

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