– Wine Glasses Wine glasses are utensils meant for the tasting and drinking of wine. They are generally made from lead crystal, which is heavier and has a rougher surface, as compared to normal glass. Wine glasses traditionally had three parts: the bowl, the stem, and the foot. Each part has its own significance in the tasting of wine, according to tradition. Wine glasses and their various shapes are said to influence the taste and the way the wine may be perceived. Different variety of wines are served in wine glasses of different shapes: mainly the red wine glasses, the white wine glasses and the champagne flutes.
Traditionally, there used to be no colour or design on the wine glasses as it was thought to affect its perception. But nowadays, wine glasses are available with beautiful patterns and designs engraved on them, and they can even be coloured. They are usually available in a set of two, and now wine tumblers (glasses without stem) are also gaining popularity, and are sold separately. Many accessories with wine glasses are also available including wine glass drying mats and wine platters. Selecting the right wine glass is essential as it may increase the aroma and make you not only taste, but feel the wine.