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750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape

by TomHill » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:08 am

Interesting article in 750Daily, as linked by WineTerroirist:
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to the (precious little) science behind wineglass shapes. So take that, GeorgReidel.

Having taken one of the Reidel Seminars at SFW&CF, I don't deny that the shape of the glass can have an impact on the aromatics of a wine, sometimes dramatically so. But I never found that a Chianti served in a Chianti glass was "better" than served in a Tazzalenghe glass...just different.

As for taste, I was never able to pick up any taste differences from the different glasses. As the article debunks:
....a model that seems to have been based on a misunderstanding of research reported in the early 20th century. Contemporary science tends to agree that perceptual differences are minimal from one part of the tongue to another.


For my case, my Reidel Skippy PeanutButter jar seems to work just fine.
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Re: 750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 pm

There is a Reidel glass tasting this weekend downtown where I help out. I will be interested to taste the wines in a "normal" glass :D .

2016 Stoller Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Oregon, United States)
Wine - Red $43.99 (750mL)
2015 Domaine Pavelot Savigny les Beaune (Burgundy - Cote de Beaune, France)
Wine - Red $44.99 (750mL)
2015 Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage Les Launes (Rhone Valley, France)
Wine - Red $27.99 (750mL)
2015 Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia)
Wine - Red $24.99 (750mL)
2015 Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (California - Napa Valley, United States)
Wine - Red $51.99 (750mL)
2015 Chateau Marjosse (Bordeaux - Entre-Deux-Mers, France)
Wine - Red $31.99 (750mL)
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Re: 750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape

by John Treder » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:18 pm

The first time I read "Wine Terroirist" my eye skipped the first i. :-)
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Re: 750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape

by Peter May » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:39 pm

Interesting.

I went on a Riedel seminar. He convinced me I prefer to drink wine fom a nice glass rather than a plastic disposible beaker, but not that I need a different glass for each variety.

I use a tulip shaped glass for sparkling wines and a another glass for red and whites and on Sunday for special wines a large glass that won't fit in the dishwasher and thus has to be handwashed.

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