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Holmegaard red wine glass
Holmegaard’s red wine glasses are not only beautiful, they are also correct when it comes to serving red wine. They are part of Holmegaard’s Regina series, which also consists of red wine glasses, white wine glasses, champagne glasses and tumblers. The Regina series has all the glasses you need to set a complete table setting for your guests. It's also the only series that includes port glasses.
There are several things to consider when buying red wine glasses. First and foremost, you need to find out what style you like. Perhaps you are already collecting a certain series of glasses from Holmegaard, where it would be obvious to add the red wine glasses. Perhaps you like classic and traditional red wine glasses, or maybe you prefer quirky and decorative red wine glasses. Once you have decided which style you want, you can explore the different types.
The red wine glasses are usually larger than the white wine glasses. This is because there is a rule of thumb that small wines are best in small wine glasses and large wines are best in large wine glasses. This rule of thumb is quite general, but it can be used in the vast majority of situations when you need to find the best wine glass. If you pour a fine and delicate white wine into a huge red wine glass, the wine’s aroma can disappear completely. That's why white wine glasses are smaller than red wine glasses. On the other hand, serving in a small white wine glass means that not much fragrance is released. That's why red wine glasses are larger than white wine glasses. The large glass simply gives the more powerful wine a larger surface from which the aroma can rise, and the smaller glass retains the aroma better in the fine flavour.
How you hold your wine glass also matters. Hold the stem and foot not the actual bowl of wine. The stem can be said to be the handle of the wine glass, and there are several reasons why it's a good idea to hold it. First and foremost, there is the aesthetic of avoiding greasy fingers on the glass bowl. However, the palm of your hand also affects the temperature of the wine and can make it too hot. Holding the stem makes it easier to enjoy the colour of the wine and the beautiful silhouette of the glass. The stem is also good to hold when swirling the wine in the glass.
What’s more, it’s also important how your red wine glasses – yes, all wine glasses actually stand in the cupboard when you’re not using them. They must stand on their feet. They should not be upside down, which many people think is the correct way, but there is no need to turn the glass upside down. Especially if they are already in a cupboard that protects against dust. The downside of placing the wine glasses upside down is that they absorb the smell of the cabinet shelves. This odour can be more or less unpleasant depending on the surface. Wine glasses fare best with air around them.
Serve your wine in the correct red wine glass from Holmegaard and make the most of the delicious nectar.