Originally Posted by hopkins_student
I'm planning on purchasing a set of four each of the Vinum sauvignon blanc and burgundy glasses, because the most common white and red wines I drink are sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, respectively. Am I correct to assume that I would do no great offense to a cabernet sauvignon to consume it from a burgundy glass, or to a chardonnay from a sauvignon blanc glass? Thanks, H_S.
We do the same for groups any larger than four. Different glasses, because we drink different wines, but same concept. FWIW, somebody, I think Matt Kramer, did some tests on the glasses, and I believe the Syrah glass was the one which was most compatible with all reds. Don't remember for whites.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
No great offense. I've consumed out of the more specialized ones before, and have even sat at the same table with someone not drinking out of the "correct" glass, and traded them glasses and then we each tried each other's. While the difference is certainly there, and you can tell, it is not hugely noticeable. A good wine will still taste good. And a good cab sauv is going to taste good in a burgundy glass. You just might not be able to taste every little nuance in the wine. But it shouldn't make any drastic changes in your enjoyment.
I agree. Also, most of the time when we drink, we are not seriously tasting, so it ends up mattering even less than it seems like it would when we test these things out. Clean glasses without soap deposits and in vaguely the right shape is as much as you have any right to expect IMO.