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The Design of Your Wine and Glass
July 31, 2019

Restaurants, and establishments are known to stock a wine glass cleaner for the numerous types of wine glasses in their inventory. 


While separate wine glass cleaners are not needed for each unique design, different glasses are used depending upon the type of wine being served, for example, champagne being commonly served within a champagne tulip glass as bubbles are produced for extended periods of time in this vessel.



The appropriate glass for the wine being served can heighten your enjoyment, and make you enjoy your drink that much more.



While the variety of wine glass dimensions and shapes can go on ad infinitum, there are a few staples from each category that have stood the test of time. Learning about the history, and function of these varieties can bolster your appreciation admiration of this age-old drink, and keeping their vessels in top shape with a wine glass cleaner.



Red Wine – Rosé Wine Glass


This famously long-stemmed glass is manufactured in this way so that the heat emitted from your hand does not reach, and subsequently affect, the taste of the wine; allowing the wine to stay at a more reasonable and unfluctuating temperature.


The design of the glass is also designed as a subset of the age. Younger, less aged, wines are said to be best enjoyed with a flared lip on the glass. Sweetness in these wines accumulates with age, so the flared lip helps the wine navigate nearer to the front of your tongue, more commonly associated with sensing sweeter tones.  



White Wine – Chardonnay Wine Glass


More typically seen within the white wine category are glasses that look more upright and u-shaped in stature compared to that of red wine.


Chardonnay, and other full-bodied wines, are great examples of this. The proportions of the bowl are balanced in such a way so that it can aerate enough to funnel the scent of the wine, while also being wide enough to strike a nice balance between the sweetness and acidity on your tongue.



Dessert Wine – Port Wine Glass


Dessert wines, such as Port, are typically made to contain a higher alcohol content. As such, to better accommodate portion control, port wine is served in a glass with a smaller volume.


Due to its smaller stature, the design necessitates a narrower mouth so that evaporation from heat can be minimized, and acting as a focused point to emit the aroma. Unlike the Rosé wine glass, a port wine glass is designed to navigate the liquid to the center-back of the tongue, acting as a counterweight to the sweetness of the dessert typically accompanying it.



Keeping Your Different Stemware Polished


At CPI, we know the standards you have to live up to in order to present your stemware in the best way possible. We live up to these standards through our glassware polishing product, Stemshine™ - meeting your quality standards, and perfect for those brittle glasses where you had wished you had a wine glass cleaner. Our products ensure that you consistently hit your presentation benchmarks at lower associated costs than the equivalent labour costs.


Reach out to us to see just how we can help keep your glassware looking fresher, for longer!

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