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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Stemware for Wine

  • Quality stemware has three critcal characteristics.
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  • Q: What should I look for in good stemware?
    A: While we've all had good times drinking wine from a plastic cup, good stemware has a purpose and these three things in common:
  • The glass—including the rim—will be extremely thin and clear. This gets you closer to the wine and better able to enjoy its color and clarity.
  • The glass should be big so there's plenty of room for swirling the wine and allowing the aromas to build. Look for glasses capable of holding at least 12 ounces.
  • Bowl shape is also critical. An elongated oval shape, curving in at the top, helps concentrate the wine's aromas and directs them to your nose.
  • —By Charles Smothermon, a food and wine writer in Laurin, Mont.
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