Which glass for which drink?
Choosing the right glasses for your drinks isn’t exactly a science, but there are good reasons and quite a bit of knowledge and experience behind what drink goes in what glass. It basically comes down to what it is about the drink you want to savour – the bubbles, complex aromas or refreshing cold temperature.
Fizzy drinks taste best in flutes
Sparkling and carbonated drinks are best served in tall glasses with a small mouth, like flute glasses. This gives the drink a small surface area which helps preserve the bubbles and stops it from going flat too quickly.
Bowl size matters
A large bowl brings more oxygen into contact with the drink and lets it breathe, releasing complex flavours and aromas. Decanting in a carafe can help jump start this process before you pour. Keeping drinks with a lighter aroma cool and fresh for longer is easier in long stem glasses with smaller bowls.