The taste of sparkling wine is greatly affected by the shape of the glass. Whether you are drinking Champagne, Prosecco or Cava- each wine will taste better in a different glass. The shape of the glass can drastically change the taste of your wine, so when it comes to some luxury wines like Champagne- you might want to make the right choice.
This doesn’t have to mean that you need to own every type of sparkling wine glass, just pick the one that fits your wine preferences.
The ideal glass needs to be shaped in a way that it does not affect the temperature-preventing the wine from heating up. Most importantly, the glass needs to generate the aromas and flavour of the wine.
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This vintage style glass is least recommended for sparkling wines, according to the experts. This type of glass was most popular back in the 20th century. It is a low cup with wide and shallow bowl that allows the bubbles to disappear much faster. So, if you like your sparkling your wine with more fizz than you should consider drinking it fast before it becomes flat. There is also a danger of spilling your wine due to its shallow bowl.
The glass has a long and narrow shape which keeps the bubbles and temperature in optimal condition. It is designed to maintain the bubbles and reduce the surface area allowing the bubbles to last longer and rapidly deliver lots of flavour and aroma. Still, it’s not recommended for older wines with complex flavours.
Comparing to the flute, the tulip shaped glass has a slightly wider bowl that allows more room for aeration of the wine. Flute glasses are tall vessels, which allow for bubbles to accumulate and deliver sharper fizz. In order to enjoy aromatic and fruity wines, consider sipping them in tulip glasses.