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Crystal wine glasses are synonymous with fine dining and fine wines. Crystal wine glasses have more brilliance and are more delicate than regular glasses. Crystal wine glasses are brilliantly clear and beautifully reflect the light.
Using the right wine glass is important because the right glass can enhance the wine drinking experience.
Crystal wine glasses should always be clear. One of the pleasures of drinking wine is enjoying the deep color of red wine or the golden or lemon color of white wine. These beautiful colors cannot be experienced in a colored wine glass.
Wine should be consumed from long-stemmed wine glasses because stemware is beautiful and serves a practical purpose. The stem on your wine glass is what holds the bowl. Holding the stem prevents your body heat from warming the wine and changing the temperature. If the wine is too cool, then you can gently cup the bowl and lightly swirl the wine.
The bowl of a wine glass should be large enough to easily swirl the wine without spilling it. The swirling will help to release the aromas in the wine for you to enjoy. Most wine drinkers like a twelve-ounce glass, however, sixteen and twenty-four ounces are fine for red wine.
The shape of the glass matters. For red wines, use a generously round bowl with a narrow rim which allows you to easily swirl the wine. White wines should be served in a slimmer bowl to preserve the cooler temperature.
Crystal wine glasses are the epitome of luxury. They make for a great wine tasting experience. A set of high-end crystal wine glasses are perfect as gifts for wine lovers. Whether you give them as an engagement gift, wedding gift, or birthday gift, crystal wine glasses are sophisticated, elegant, and practical. They will be a gift that can be used over and over again.