March 8, 2017
CHOOSING THE RIGHT STEMWARE TO MAKE YOUR WINE SING
Experience wine in hi-fi.
Imagine listening to The Beatles “Here Comes the Sun” on an MP3 player with earbuds. Sounds great right? Does the trick, and makes you smile. Now, imagine hearing this song at an Imax Theatre in Dolby Surround Sound. Your mind has just been blown.
Like music, subtle tones, textures and nuance are the heart of soul of a great wine experience. When these characteristics are amplified using premium stemware, the result is majestic.
Your glass is the sound board. It is the amplifier. It is the acoustics of the venue. Using the right one will heighten your pleasure. Especially for those seeking to savour a wine in all its complexity
Think of it as a home stereo system. You can have the best speakers in the world (a rare cellared wine), but if the amplifier (glass) is not up to the task, you’re missing out.
Stemware has evolved significantly in the last 20 years. New designs have been created to highlight specific wine types, styles and varietals. The stem type and size, shape of the bowl, rim circumference and size of the opening all play an important part in the experience.
It’s all about the interaction of oxygen and its implications on the structure and bouquet of the wine – which bring out the flavour, texture and scent – to create the perfect glass for your favourite wine.
SO WHICH GLASS IS RIGHT FOR WHICH WINE?
Join us to learn about the myriad of stemware, and which shape and sizes are most appropriate for which wines. Best of all, you get to keep your glasses! For event dates and locations, click here.
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