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Elegant wine glasses for a harmonious table setting
Here, you can find wine glasses for all occasions. Are you shopping for cosy weekday evening, a birthday or a wedding. Or perhaps you've invited a couple of good friends over for a glass of wine? Our wine glasses are designed to give the wine the right conditions for the best taste experience.
The right wine glass is important
For the best wine tasting experience, it has to be poured into a wine glass. The right wine glass can bring out the best in the wine, as it is designed to let the wine unfold its aroma and nuances of flavour. You can find a wealth of different types of wine glass these days, so you can choose one to suit your taste, whether you prefer simple glasses or those with patterns or colours. You can also get wine glasses in many shapes, each of which is suitable for the different types of red wine. So if you care about the wine’s taste and enjoy the small nuances that distinguish a good Barolo from a Merlot, it’s a good idea to look for red wine glasses that are particularly suitable for your favourite wine.
All wine glasses consist of four different elements: Bowl, rim, stem and base. Most red wine glasses are shaped with a large bowl that gets slightly narrower up to the rim. These are called tulip-shaped glasses. The glasses are narrower at the top so that the aroma of the wine does not spread out to the sides, but instead reaches your nostrils the moment you take a sip. The tulip-shaped red wine glass is also best if you want to swirl the wine around the bowl, which releases the aromas and concentrates the bouquet. Investing in a good wine glass therefore pays off because you get more out of your wine. Which glass you choose is entirely up to you. If you are a true wine connoisseur, you'll probably prefer to have several different wine glasses to suit the individual grapes. But for the ordinary wine lover who just enjoys a good wine, you can easily manage with one type of wine glass. On this page you can find different types of red wine glass from Holmegaard, among others, so you will be able to find what you are looking for.
Red wine glasses
The red wine glass is the biggest type of wine glass. It comes in different sizes however, which affect everything from the aroma of the wine and how much you get in your mouth at a time, to how the wine is experienced in the mouth. A classic red wine glass is the Bordeaux glass, which has a slightly narrower bowl than ordinary red wine glasses. The glass is also slightly taller. This means that the red wine reaches the back of your mouth first, so that you can really taste the aroma and strength of the wine. The Bordeaux glass is particularly good for slightly heavy wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. If you prefer lighter wines that benefit from a little aeration, then the Bourgogne glass is perfect. It has a wider bowl and is also slightly shorter than the Bordeaux glass. As the name suggests, this glass is suitable for Bourgogne wines as well as Barolo, Amarone and Australian Shiraz varieties. Our selection includes both these types of red wine glass as well as other universal red wine glasses, which can be used for most red wines and certain white wines. Among other things, you can find wine glasses from Holmegaard, which is one of the oldest glass producers in Denmark and therefore assures you a very high quality.
White wine glasses
White wine glasses have a slightly smaller surface than red wine glasses, as with white wine you want to warm up the wine more slowly. You can find white wine glasses in different sizes, depending on how full-bodied the wine is. For example, the small white wine glasses are suitable for fresh white wines such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, which are not too full-bodied, while the larger white wine glasses are wider and thus provide more air for the wine. The large glass is particularly suitable for serving Chardonnay.
Our selection also includes the three classic champagne glasses: the flute glass, the tulip glass and the coupe glass. Many people will have the elegant and slender flute glass, with its tall stem, in their wine cabinet. The flute glass allows for the optimal formation and preservation of bubbles. This makes it ideal for champagne or sparkling wines, which will not be enjoyed immediately. For example, if you're holding a reception and looking for glasses to use for welcome drinks. The tulip glass, on the other hand, has a slightly wider opening, which gives more space for the aromas to spread. The glass makes it possible to smell and taste the aromas in the champagne, which is why this type is ideal when you want to spoil your guests with a slightly more expensive champagne. We also have the coupe glass or champagne bowl, which, as the name suggests, is a small bowl with a large opening and a shorter stem. The bubbles disappear faster due to its open surface, thereby enhancing the aroma. Like wine glasses, champagne glasses are also designed to enhance the taste, aromas and experience of the drink.
Other wine glasses
Our range also includes other wine glasses. Among other things, you can find hock wine glasses, which are ideal for the sweet grapes of a Riesling or other hock wine, and dessert wine glasses in several sizes from Rosendahl, Lyngby and Holmegaard, among other brands, where the focus is on quality and good design. If you prefer highball drinks, a beer or schnapps, you can also find glasses to match. Take a look around our universe, where you can also find wine accessories such as wine carafes, corkscrews and much more.
Swirl the wine around the glass for a better taste
At Rosendahl.com, we know that drinking from a quality wine glasse enhances the experience. Drinking a glass of wine should be a sublime experience. If you want to help the glass and the wine on its way, you can swirl the wine around the glass to release more aromas. The aroma is an important element of the wine experience, and you can enhance the wine's bouquet by swirling it around the bowl of the glass before you smell and taste it. You may have seen the pros do it. Perhaps you’ve tried it yourself, but as you’ve probably discovered, it can be a bit difficult to do at first without spilling your drink or looking rather clumsy. In order to master the technique, practice it with your glass on the table. Hold the stem of the glass and slide it around in a circle while keeping the base on the table. In this way, the wine is aerated and the wonderful aromas are released.
How to hold the wine glass correctly
A wine glass can have both a short and a long stem, but it will always have one. This is because the stem helps to prevent you from heating the wine with your hands when you hold the glass. It's also why you should always hold the glass by the stem. It’s not to look smart, but rather so you avoid warming the red wine, which will cause the taste of the alcohol to drown out the aromas, not to mention making the glass greasy. It may take a bit of practice, but practice makes perfect, as they say.
Storing your wine glasses
Wine glasses must always face upwards, and this is due to several factors. The opening of the glass is more fragile and can therefore break more easily than the base. What's more, a damp, enclosed environment may develop inside the glass if you leave it facing downwards. Either if there is a little residual water left in the glass after you have dried it, or if the air from the cupboard material penetrates the glass. So you should always place the glass the right way up when you put it back in the cupboard.
How to wash your wine glasses
We've all been there. Your dinner guests have gone home. The table is still set with tableware and the tablecloth, and unfortunately, the dishes won't take care of themselves. Without hesitation, the easiest way to manage it is to put all your dishes, glassware and wine glasses in the dishwasher in one go, but you’re not quite comfortable with the thought of it. Is this possible without damaging your precious glassware?
Once upon a time, the answer would have been no. In the past, the dishwasher did not have nearly as many programs to choose from. Today, however, most machines come with special glass programmes designed for wine glasses and other glassware. When you need to wash your red and white wine glasses in the machine, it's important that you place them so that they're stable and won't fall over and break during the washing cycle. Your dishwasher may have a special glass holder. Otherwise, they can be purchased if you wish. You can then find the special glass program or similar, which will have a short washing time and the temperature that's no higher than 35–45 degrees. Make sure that there is enough rinse aid and salt in the dishwasher before you turn it on. Once the program is finished, open the door immediately to allow the glasses to air. Then, wipe the wine glasses with a tea towel and be especially careful under the base and at the bottom of the glass, where a little water often accumulates.