There are all different sorts of spoons and forks and knives that you need to understand in order to navigate through formal dinners.
But what about the types of glassware?
There are also lots of types of glasses that are designed to elevate different types of drinks.
Take the red wine glass: Its tapered bowl and long stem help wine lovers better enjoy their favorite bottles. T
Those glasses are different from dessert wine glasses, which have a smaller bowl—because dessert wines
should be enjoyed in smaller quantities.
Those types differ, of course, from tumblers, which are short and can handle small quantities of hard liquor as well as ice cubes, too.
Sorting through glasses can be hard, but the infographics below give some useful information on how to figure out what pairs best with what you’re drinking.
Browse the different types of stemware and drinking glasses below by category.
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General Stemware Categories
Let’s start with the basics!
Dessert wine glasses are even smaller, because the beverage is generally so sweet you would normally only sip it in small quantities, and at the end of meal when you’re already full!
Flute, Coupe & Cocktail Glasses
Flutes and coupes are used for serving and enjoying sparkling wines.
Most connoisseur agree that flutes are much more appropriate for tasting fine bubblies (such as Champagne) as they allow for smelling the aromas better. They are also of an elegantly long refined shape.
Cocktail glassware (e.g. Martini, Margarita or Hurricane as illustrated below) come in all size and shapes. Often, they are of a stemmed triangle-shaped type.
Aperitif (Appetizers) Glassware
Aperitif is a very special moment before a meal when we share various drinks and nibbles, most-enjoyed by most of us.
While wine and beer can obviously be enjoyed then, other types of beverages are broadly acknowledged as being more suited to this sharing times. Sherry, cordials or Absinthe do have their specific type of glasses.
Glasses for Tumblers
Still confused with the different types of glasses for tumblers?
Here is what differentiates an old-fashioned glass from Highball, Collins, or a shot glass.
Now beer is of course an entirely different matter than wine when it comes to glassware.
The volume of liquid is much greater, it’s bubbly, with very different aromatic and taste profiles. Yet, just like for wine, there are many various beer categories all of which can do with a specific type of glass to accommodate the enjoying experience.
As a few examples, find below everything you need to know about Mug/Stein, Pilsner and Weizen (white wheat beer) glasses, American and Imperial Pints.
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