Wine is more than just a drink. It’s a lifestyle -a never-ending gastronomic adventure spanning across cultures and regions world over. That should explain why seasoned wine drinkers are so passionate about it. There’s just so much to learn, with wine. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned wine enthusiast, there’s always something new to learn.
Does the glass matter? My friends usually think I’m a snob when I fight with waiters about which glass they should serve my wine in. It’s so bad that I often carry my own wine glass in my car when going to parties -just in case they don’t have the right one. The truth is, the glass really does affect your wine -drinking experience. Particularly if you’re a red wine person. There’s just something terribly underwhelming about drinking red wine out of a small bowled glass. White is a lot more accommodating.
You don’t have to take my word for it. But if you try drinking your favourite wine out of a tea cup, a water glass and then out of a thin-rimmed proper wine stem, you’ll see what I mean. A simple rule of thumb when choosing wine glasses is ; no frost, no decorations, no metal. The simpler the glass, the better.