October 04, 2016 / by Danny Mavis

Wine is one of the tastiest and most socially praised drinks in the world today. It represents class, elegance and intimacy, and there’s a good reason why the top quality bottles of wine are so expensive. It pairs well with many foods and can be even used as an extra ingredient adding flavour to many food recipes. According to Francis Bacon “Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read”.

When it comes to serving wine, many people believe that the stemless wine glass is the way to go. They have been around for thousands and thousands of years, and drinking from them can surely be enjoyable. The stemless wine glass is extremely practical for people who want to have a drink in their own home. And there’s nothing wrong with preferring to have a drink at home with a dear friend or a significant other, over going out partying with a bunch of strangers.

Choosing the best stemless wine glass for your needs should be based on the fact what kind of wine you plan to drink from it most frequently. There’s a world of difference between white and red wine glasses. Red ones have a wider bowl, to allow the wine to breathe. Red wines need air for all of their aromas and flavors to open up in order to allow the taste to “shine”.

White wine glasses are usually much more narrower than the ones for red wine, although not as narrow as the ones used for champagne. The narrower shape allows the wine to stay chilled longer, and because most white wines are drank chilled, the narrower the shape of the glass, the better the drinking experience.

However, the aforementioned “rules” are not written in stone, so it’s really up to your preference. Another thing to consider when buying a wine glass is the material it’s made from. You can pick either crystal glassware or glass. They’re both similar, but crystal is usually heavier and often times much more expensive.

Purchasing stemless wine glasses is a rather simple process. They can be easily found online and at stores. Shopping online will often times get you cheaper and better deals, so attempt to find what you want online before you go looking for it in retail stores. While they might not be as popular in restaurants, they surely are the number one option for drinking wine at home – they’re easy to take care of, and you won’t have to worry about the stem handle breaking!