Just take a good wine to give it in three different glasses and try it. You will soon discover how incredibly large the influence of the glass on the taste. This is not an old wives' tale (of which there is enough in the wine world) or a passage from a glass supplier, but that's reality!
There are now several providers who strive to develop and manufacture best glasses for wine.
The most dedicated and most renowned glass manufacturer Riedel in Austria. Riedel has a very wide range of wine glasses, five rows (Sommelier, Vinum, Wine, Overture and Basic). I personally feel the only two "top" ranks as interesting. The Sommelier glasses are about 50 â‚¬ per glass of very expensive but also very good. The Vinum series (about 10 â‚¬ to 20 â‚¬) you can afford and will not regret it.
To other providers, I can say little, because I myself have little experience with it. But there are also quite good glasses to some lower prices than Riedel. Here is a list of providers with their respective websites:
- Gabriel-glass (provided by Wein-Plus used Tasting Club)
- GlashÃ¼tte Eisch
- Harald L. Bremer (HLB) (a wine merchant who has developed his own series)
- Nachtmann (owned by Riedel)
- Spiegelau (was acquired from Riedel, but there is continued as a trademark)
- Sarner Cristal
- Glass & Wine (a relatively new series of wine & Co)
- Luigi Bormioliluigi
- Series "impitoyable No. 1 to No. 3" by Peugeot Saveurs
If someone knows another manufacturer that produces the good wine glasses, I am happy to here this.
Standardized test tubes
Especially for tasting purposes, you can also use standardized test tubes. There are, for example, the INAO glass, which, however, is deprecated and not ideal.
For some time there is a new DIN WeinprÃ¼fglas (see right), which is commercially available.