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Choosing the Right Stemware

February 9, 2017

True wine snobs will really only use these very special glasses created for each individual grape variety, however, over here at Wine Lips, we love our glassware and love the idea of have a bunch of different glasses for different occasions. But how do you which to use and when? Here are a few tips and advice to remember when choosing your glassware.

Is it ever ok to use colored wine glasses?

Colored wine glasses are always fun and tempting to use but they do take away from the pleasure of appreciating the wine itself. Use only if the wine is not really the highlight of the occasion or if you’re keeping in a particular festive theme.

Stemless wine glasses

Stemless glasses are perfect for a casual get together with friends. Use them with jeans and a t-shirt!

Wine Goblets

Use the classic wine goblets for more dressy occasions .For some reason, a table set with stemware forces people to behave a little more delicately around the table. Use these kinds of glasses for dinner parties where you will be serving high end wines where people will be able to see the wine, swirl it and appreciate each note the wine has to offer.

Cut glass or crystal glasses

These scream ultra chic; and by default can add a touch of class to any wine. These can be used when you are serving only one kind of wine that is mid range and where the wine is not the central focus of the meal.

Champagne Flutes

Champagne flutes always add a festive air to any occasion. Use these to welcome guests to your home for pre dinner drinks, or even to celebrate your child’s birthday party or baptism!

Rustic goblets

Chunkier more textured goblets are perfect for outdoor occasions such as picnics or outdoor events.

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