If you want to make your favorite drinks at home, then you should consider the various glassware and barware needed to serve everything from red wine to a mint mojitos. Glassware and barware are specially designed to hold different forms of wine and spirits, which is why there is such a wide difference between each collection. For example, it wouldn’t make sense to serve champagne in a red wine glass or a beer mug because of the way each glass is designed to enhance the unique flavors and aromas of different beverages. The best glassware collections make it easy to pour your favorite wine or mix fine spirits. Standard wine glasses and tumbler glasses are great if you need to quickly furnish your glassware cabinet on a budget. Both types of glassware can hold different types of liquids, if necessary. It’s beneficial to build out your barware cabinet based on your personal drinking habits, rather than prescribed essentials.
Standard wine glasses are versatile enough to hold different types of wine; however, you can divide your wine glasses between reds and whites. Red wine glasses are specially made to account for the bold flavor and aromas of red wine. The flavor and aroma of red wine is enhanced when it comes in contact with oxygen; however, too much oxygen can cause your wine to oxidize after a few days and leave you with a sour-tasting wine. Red wine glasses have a wide mouth and base to increase the air flow and surface area of wine that comes into contact with oxygen.
Unlike large red wine glasses, white wine glasses are smaller and generally more delicate in appearance. The most distinct difference between red wine glasses and white wine glasses is the size of the mouth and the base. White wine glasses have a skinny mouth and base in order to slow the rate of oxidation. Some white wine glasses even have longer stems because white wine is supposed to be served at a cool temperature. Warmth radiating from your hand helps to release the aroma of red wine; however, it can easily spoil the flavor of white wine. Most white wine stems are longer to keep your hand away from the liquid.
In addition to white and red wine glasses, there are all types of beer glasses so that you can enjoy your favorite hops. Pint glasses, beer mugs, beer steins, goblets, chalices, pilsner glasses, weizen glasses, snifters, as well as tulip and thistle glasses are just a few of the many options that are available to beer enthusiasts. Each type of beer glass is specially made to hold many different beers, from wheat ales to IPAs.
There are also specialty beverages that should be served in unique glasses, like cocktail glasses, high ball glasses, and champagne flutes. Cocktail glasses are typically shallow, meant to hold a small amount of liquor with a flavorful juice. Similarly, high ball glasses are short and allow your whiskey to breath. Champagne flutes are tall and skinny, giving ample space for fresh bubbles.
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