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Subtle differences in the design of your glass can actually have a big impact on your experience of wine. The bowl, the stem and the foot can all influence how much air enters, how much aroma is released, where the wine hits your palate and even its temperature.

 

  • Cordial

    Smaller than a typical wine glass, this holds between 2 and 4 ounces and is used for serving small portions of cocktails and liqueurs.
     
  • Goblet

    Sometimes referred to as a “footed cup,” this generally has a grander presence because it’s made of heavier, often ornate glass that can be used for ceremonial purposes.
     
  • Red Wine Glass

    A clear, thin glass that is rounded or globe-shaped; when stemmed, it is typically taller than a white wine glass.
     
  • White Wine Glass

    A clear, thin glass shaped into an elongated oval; when stemmed, it is typically shorter than a red wine glass.
     
  • Sweet Wine Glass

    A clear, thin glass shaped into an elongated oval; when stemmed, it looks like a white wine glass with a rim that tapers out.