Musings from Plüsch Decor » WineAddict
“I love how wine continues to evolve, how every time I open a bottle it’s going to taste different than if I had opened it on any other day. Because a bottle of wine is actually alive – it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks – like your ’61 – and begins its steady, inevitable decline.” -Virginia Madsen as Maya in Sideways
Every time you pour in a glass of wine it’s an amazing trip somewhere. Wine is just not a bottle of fermented goodness; it is a learning experience in itself! Well, are you a lover of the classic full bodied red Cabernet sauvignon, or have a taste for the light and sweet flavour of Chenin Blanc? It’s all about this magical drink and the mystical journey it takes you through!
Wine comes with its own set of complexities and rules. If not respected, it might not treat you with the all love!So, here we will help you with important rules to keep in my mind, every time you pour yourself a glass!
A proper glass will make any wine taste better. It’s about choosing the right glassware for the right wine!
White wines are usually served in smaller bowled glasses. This is because it helps to preserve the floral aromas and also help maintain the cooler temperature. The smaller bowled glasses help deliver more aromas even better. Giving a quirky twist to it, Plüsch has an exclusive range of white wine glasses for you to choose from!
Red Wine -
Typically Red wine glasses are a bit taller and have a larger bowl than the white wine glasses. In general, Red wines are bigger and bolder wines so they require a larger glass to allow all those complex aromas and flavors to emerge. Setting aside the typical classic glasses Plüsch has alternatives to jazz up your red wine sessions!
Serving at the right temperature
Wine has a complex chemistry that changes with temperature. The purpose of having the right serving temperature is to release the best possible aromatics in the glass without ruining its taste.
The optimal serving temperature for Red wines should be between 62-68 degrees. Whereas, white wines probably served between 49-55 degrees.
Pouring a standard serving
Pouring the right amount of wine should be taken care of as we also like to have enough room to swirl and sniff it without splashing it all over the place, which could happen easily if the glass is too full. The glassware from Plüsch is artistically designed to let your wine bring out its perfect aroma! Usually, a standard bottle of wine contains just over 25 ounces so it’s common to see it measured out into five-5 ounce (150 ml) per serving.
How do you hold your glass of wine?
Holding a wine glass like a wine connoisseur? So, once you pour in your drink, how do you mange to handle the top heavy glass? You might hold it between your thumb and forefingers or pinch at the stem or the base. Well, there are various social ways to hold your glass. However, all stemmed glasses (red, white) are generally to be held towards the base of the stem between the thumb, forefinger and middle finger. The other fingers will just rest on the base naturally.
Now that you know the essentials of drinking your favourite beverage almost to its perfection, next time you pour yourself a bottle, check out some fascinating wine glasses at Plüsch Décor and elevate your drinking experience!