“Good wine should be served in fine crystal” goes the saying and it is not without reason. If you have ever wondered whether wine changes when served in different glasses, the answer is a resounding yes. The type of glass we use will determine, to a large extent, how we enjoy the wine. Not only do we use our taste, but also our sense of smell and sight.

At Barcolobo we want you to enjoy wine as much as possible. That is why we offer you some brief indications so that you can choose the most suitable glass in which to serve and offer your favourite wine.

We will start with red wines which, in general, are bigger than the ones used for white wine. The stem will be short, the base will be large and the glass will be round with a large domed cavity. Its mouth is wide enough to allow the wine to breathe, thus achieving more complex aromas and flavours.

The most common wine glasses are:

  • Bordeaux: its shape is similar to tulips. Its mouth is more open, allowing the wines to receive the necessary oxidation, which makes this glass ideal for Toro, Ribera del Duero and Bordeaux wines.
  • Burgundies: its round shape and larger volume allows the wine to swirl inside the glass, which will benefit the release of the aroma and the oxidation of its contents. Some glasses may have the rim slightly bent outwards. They are made so that the wine slides over the tongue, which will allow fruity flavours to be tasted, disguising the sensation of acidity.

White wine, on the other hand, will have a longer stem, this is done with the intention that the wine does not heat up when in contact with the hand. Its line is narrow and elongated, with the purpose of preserving the cold as much as possible. This broth should be served at a temperature of about 6 degrees.

The most common wine glasses are:

  • Tulip: designed to highlight the fruity aroma. It has a small size, so it is easy to handle.
  • Chardonnay: It has a round shape that facilitates the release of the varietal notes, making it the perfect glass.

As for the glasses for sparkling wines, they are those used to enjoy cava and champagne. Their long, tapered body facilitates the formation of the row of bubbles that rises from the bottom and allows the bouquet characteristic of good quality wines to be concentrated.

You now have the necessary knowledge to serve the wine correctly and to enjoy it to the full. The combination of a good choice of glass with a Barcolobo wine is all you need to succeed with your guests.