People often ask if the size and quality of the wine glass actually affects the wine’s taste. Many wine professionals who have tasted the same wine in two different glasses agree – yes, it does matter.
More surface area results in a larger ratio of oxygen to wine. This means the same amount of wine you would have in a smaller glass now has more surface area to develop. The extra space softens any harsh tannins; which would otherwise take much more time.
By gently swirling wine in the glass, you are integrating oxygen into the wine and helping add its quality and enjoyment.
Another important aspect to consider is the shape of the glass – stay tuned for Sunday’s post!