Portland Wine Blog

Tasting Tip: Wine Glass Selection

Many of us have a favorite wine. Some of us even have a favorite wine glass. Whether it’s a souvenir from a local winery, a prized crystal flute, or a chipped wine glass with sentimental value, your go-to wine glass could be all wrong for enjoying your favorite varietal wine.

Wine glasses come in different shapes, bowl sizes, and heights, each designed to accentuate various wine characteristics. For example, shorter, smaller bowls tend to bring out the acidity of sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio. The tall, distinctively tapered design of shiraz wine glasses directs wine toward the center of the tongue, allowing you to enjoy a lovely balance of fruit, tannin, and acidity.

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