Wine IQ Quiz 5: Decanting, Serving Temps, Serving Order, Restaurant Etiquette Infinite number of sizes and shapes of glasses – Boyer is going over a handful o You can drink out of any vessel, even a mason jar o But there are certain glasses that upgrade the aromas of the wine Never pour all the way to the top for red or white wine glasses o You want to have room for swirl o Goal is to pour 2-3 ounces, or just under half General White wine glass o Typically smaller than standard red wine glass o White wine is served chill o So you don’t want to have a big glass of white wine, because by the time you swirl, sniff, and have a dinner conversation, the wine is raised in temperature o Bowl shape is the same Tapered and smaller just for white wine Again, you want to focus the wine molecules, and focus the smells Red wine glass o Bigger variety of glasses for red o
1. Bordeaux style red wine glass Boyer doesn’t know reason or tradition behind it o
2. Burgundy style red wine glass Fishbowl shape Shorter and fatter Wider base Reasoning: Pinot Noir (burgundy and world world red wine) are more complex and more layered Gives bigger surface area to bring out depth, character, and complexity This is a general thing, no scientific wine Champagne flute o Sparkling wine that is not specifically champagne o Is not bowed out like wine glasses, because this focuses on visual Extenuates the line of bubbles that you can see Is visibly appealing to see long stream of bubbles Cordial or Sherry glass o Tulip with flared lip o No great scientific meaning behind it Accentuates the wine somehow o Pre or post dinner liquor or dessert wine Standard port glass o Shaped like fishbowl, but GIANT Brandy sniffer o Even bigger Stemless
o Not traditional but is Boudreaux shape o Benefit: Hardier and don’t break as easily Less likely to tip over.