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Poll: Stemless wine glasses?

Love them.
8
20%
Hate them.
16
40%
Not sure.
0
No votes
Indifferent.
13
33%
Other.
3
8%
 
Total votes : 40
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Gary Barlettano

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Re: Poll: Stemless wine glasses.

by Gary Barlettano » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:41 pm

Michael Pronay wrote:
Gary Barlettano wrote:When I lived in Germany, many restaurants used stemless glasses for wine, but these glasses had a handle. They looked like a tea glass, i.e. something like this:

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This form gives the stability of a stemless glass, the ability to swirl, and the fingers do not touch the bowl!


Swirling in a tumbler with a handle? And besides, they're only just about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. :roll:


Übung macht den Meister! Hey, I didn't invent them. I just learned to cope.
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Re: Poll: Stemless wine glasses.

by Dave Erickson » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:36 pm

I sell them; I think they make fine highball glasses. But I find it difficult to get worked up about them one way or the other. I've posted here before about the flaws in Riedl's research regarding the impact of glass shape on the organoleptic perception of wine. I think if a glass gets the wine into your mouth, it's doing a good job. Well, I do prefer a clear glass. :D
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