Jul 07, 2015

Wine v/s wine glasses

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You probably must have wondered why some people are so particular about the glasses when it comes to wine. These unique and elegant glasses enhance the taste and aromas of wine if poured in the right shape and size of a glass. This actually makes a difference and trying to pick the right glass is a part of wine etiquette.

1. Burgundy wine

Best produced in :- Burgundy region in eastern France.
Glass used :- Tapered glasses that swell in the middle.
Grape variety :- Pinot Noir (red wines) and Chardonny (white wines).


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2. Rose Wine

Best produced in :- Languedoc-Roussillon in  France.
Glass used :- Flared rim with moderate width.
Grape variety :- Both red and white grape varietals.


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3. Syrah

Best produced in :- Rhone region of France.
Glass used :- Wide shaped with a narrow trim.
Grape variety :- Vitis.


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4. Brandy wine

Best produced in :- Cognac and Armagnac from Southern France.
Glass used :- Bulbous globe and short stem snifter
Grape variety :- Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard.


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5. Bordeaux

Best produced in :- Bordeaux region in France
Glass used :-  Generous tall bowl shaped.
Grape variety :- Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and rarely Carmenere


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6. Champagne

Best produced in :- Champagne region of France.
Glass used :- Tall shaped and tapered rim.
Grape variety :- Black Pinot noir and Pinor Meunier.


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7. Port

Best produced in :- Douro Valley In the northen provinces of  Portugal.
Glass :- High-alcohol wines do well in small glass.
Grapes used :-  Tinta Barocca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacionol.


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8. Pouilly – Fuisse

Best produced in :- Burgundy in central France.
Glass used :- Oversized bowl kind.
Grape variety :- Chardonnay.


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9. Merlot

Best produced in :- France and Australia.
Glass used :- Rounder,wider and a taller stem.
Grape variety :- Vitis, combination of Black cherry, Raspberry and Plum.


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So, now you can defeat your wine anxiety with these basic and simplified information. Be confident and enjoy your wine.

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