Test your wine knowledge today, with a few wine myths shattered by Master of Wine Peter-Scudamore-Smith. See if you can guess what’s fact and fiction! Read more →
When it comes to good wine glasses, what do you look for? Stemless tumblers for stability? Oversized glasses that eliminate the need to get up to the fridge at all? The most expensive crystal you can find? Or just anything that has a bowl that you can swirl your wine around in, really!
We asked Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith what difference can the right glass make for wine?
“Well, it allows you to nose the aroma. And subtly, slowly, inhale the bouquet of the wine. If you swirl the wine, you encourage that to happen faster. If you swirl vigorously, you can create a cyclone effect, so that the aromas of the wine go up your nose, and you receive its characteristics, its personality if you like.