With the popularity of wine rising, many restaurants and wine bars are offering special wine tasting events and even wine flights to showcase the different wine varietals that they carry. This selection of wine tasting glasses typically resembles the traditional tulip shape of wine glasses, but usually holds a smaller quantity of wine that ranges anywhere from five ounces to eight ounces of liquid.
Wine tasting glasses are typically used for both red and white wines, because a tasting often is not a full glass of wine. Unlike serving wine in shot glasses or small juice glasses, these wine glasses are able to enhance the flavors and aromas of each wine so a customer can decide if they would like to order a full glass.
Wine glasses that are constructed out of clearer glass and feature thinner lips are perfect for wine tasting because part of the process in evaluating a wine is to judge the color intensity and to view the legs of the wine.
A popular choice for wine tasting glasses is choosing a glass that is certified by the INAO. The glasses that are certified by the Institut National des Appelations d’Origine are made to specifically showcase wines in France. These glasses have a tulip shape and features a flat base that makes it easy to swirl wine to open up the full flavors and aromas of both red and white wines.