• Jacqueline Gum

    Love this tutorial! Having spent a majority of my career in the restaurant industry it’s been fun to see how the variety of wine glasses have expanded and evolved in such a short period of time.

    • Jacquie, with your background I can only imagine the wealth of knowledge you have on wine glasses.

  • Wow, this whole post blew my mind! I had no idea how many options there are in wine glasses. I think I chose mine based on finding a cute set at a thrift store. Now I have to start shopping again! (Fun to see you here, Jeri.)

    • Meredith, if you do go shopping for some glasses the main thing to keep in mind is whether the bowl is big enough to properly swirl the contents and direct the bouquet to the nose. A couple of restaurants I frequent use horrible tiny glasses and also overfill them (which must really hurt their overall food costs too).

  • I really love having an array of choices for wine glasses. We have quite a few people in our family and circle of friends who love to wave their arms when talking, so I’m always sure not to use the big Bordeaux glasses when they’re around as they do tip easily!

    • Doreen, yes that’s true about Bordeaux glasses. Better safe than sorry 🙂

  • Great infographic, Jeri! It always baffled me how many wine glasses types there are, though I think I have many of them in my china cabinet.

    • Sabrina, I have a friend who inherited quite the set of black crystal wine glasses from the previous owner of his house. I’ve yet to dig around much in the case, but there many varities in there. I only wish the glasses were clear rather than black. It’s so very seventies in style 😉

  • RoseMary Griffith

    I always love reading about wine and how to improve my experience in drinking it. Since I’m such a light weight drinker (two glasses in the course of a few hours is plenty!), the better I can learn to appreciate my wine, the more awesome it’s going to be. I prefer a clear glass in order to see the wine. However, I must admit to stocking up at the Dollar Tree for wine glasses for on my deck. Hey–they have great sayings on them like: Girl’s Night In, Diva, Celebrate…you get the idea. 🙂

    Loved seeing Jeri’s writing here, Susan. I learn more about you two all the time.

    • Rose Mary, wine glasses with painted and etched images can be cute. I’ve bought ones for my sister and a friend. One of my friends has the “nice” glasses that only come out for special occasions, and then she’ll use ones she picks up at thrift stores, etc. for those times when lots of people will be about and something is more likely to get broken.

  • Fantastic tutorial Jeri. It’s like a whole new language with the array of wine glasses. Thank you. 🙂

    • D.G., most everything about wine is like a whole new language. Little by little though, all of the ins-and-outs becomes more manageable and fun.

      • It’s like when you first start drinking it, at first it’s just ‘red’ or ‘white’ before we develop our palates and preferences for different types of wine. 🙂

  • Phoenicia

    Interesting blog and so different to your usual content Jeri. I have always known there are different wine glass sizes for various purposes. Thank you for the insight as to why.

    • Phoenica, I’m glad this post cleared a few things up for you regarding the various size and purposes of wine glasses.

  • I find this all pretty fascinating to me because it is something I’ve never really paid much attention to. I’ll confess that I usually pick up a wine glass by the bowl rather than the stem. So other than glass rather than plastic I don’t have much in the way of definitive preferences.

    • Ken, I tend to like to hold a glass by its bowl as well. It’s been a hard habit to break, but worth it the more I’ve realized how doing do really does make a marked difference in the temperature of the wine. The same goes for other types of drinks as well 😉

  • William Rusho

    This is a wonderful article. There is so much information about how to select wine, but none for the type of glass. This is very informative.
    I did see one I liked, called the wine drinkers glass. Was a wine glass, attached at the bottom to a wine bottle.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • William, the wine drinker’s glass sound quite heavy!

  • Sushmita Thakare Jain

    Lovely article Jeri. Liked the information flow along the post. Also the image of the types of Wine glasses was one good highlight. Thanks for sharing

    • Sushmita, and thank you for stopping by and reading.

  • Catarina Alexon

    Good tutorial. Being European and growing up with a father who was a connoisseur du vin with a substantial wine cellar the kind of wine glasses to use for different wines was part of my upbinging. For me the only consideration is if I want expensive or cheap glasses. I

    • Catarina, I think Americans are slowly catching up to how ingrained wine is in the European culture. Though craft breweries seem to be taking off even more than wineries in the states.

  • Honestly, I never knew the type of wine glass mattered. Now my wine glass collection seems that much more embarrassing – I just have a bunch of the free winery glasses they give you when you go wine tasting. Having said that, I haven’t drank wine at home in about 2 to 3 years (it is so long ago, I can’t even remember.) The only thing from this article I knew was how to pour a glass (from my time as a waitress.) Really good information.

    • Erica, I remember those days too as a food server when it came time to do wine service at a table. It always felt so daunting until I fully got the hang of it 😉 Glad you found the info here on wine glasses useful.

  • Debra Yearwood

    Great tips and perfect graphic for quick reference.