Although we don’t suggest an excess of wine in your cup holder (especially while operating you scooter or wheelchair) below are some good points:
A well chosen wine glass can greatly increase the amount of pleasure you get out of your wine. When you take the time to incorporate the senses of sight and smell as well as taste into your wine you’ll really get the full experience. A high quality crystal wine glass can make an ordinary drink something special.
Sitting down at an elegant restaurant you might notice a variety of crystal wine glasses laid out in front of you. Those glasses aren’t there just to show off the restaurant’s collection: each type of glass is ideal for a certain type of wine. Having a glass of the right shape and size for the type of wine you’re drinking can subtly affect the wine’s taste.
For example, the type of crystal wine glass used for a red wine has a bowl that’s almost round. The bowl is wide, as is the mouth. The width of the bowl gives the wine inside it more exposure to the air. This exposure causes the wine to oxidize slightly, resulting in a small shift of the wine’s taste and aroma.
A white wine glass requires a different shape. As its more delicate flavor doesn’t take as well to oxidation, a white wine glass is taller and narrower than its red counterpart (and we’re working on a compoent for our drink holder to accommodate these types of glasses and bottles).
One of the most distinctive types of crystal wine glasses is the champagne flute. Its narrow bowl and long stem add to the champagne’s aesthetic appeal (by giving the bubbles a long distance to travel) and helps keep the drink’s temperature cool (by giving the drinker a place to hold onto that isn’t the bowl).
Finally, a quick note on quality. Wine glasses made of cut or fused glass are inexpensive, but they sometimes interfere with the flavor of the wine. A high quality crystal wine glass is a must to truly get the most out of your beverage. The composition of a crystal wine glass creates a better aroma than their cheaper counterparts, plus the effect of light refracting through the glass is more pleasing to the eye. A high quality wine glass with the right shape and size will bring another dimension of enjoyment to your drink.