We always say the “secret sauce” to a top quality wine experience is in the wine glass! If you ever hear someone say that it doesn’t matter what type of glass you drink out of, we beg to differ. The finer the rim of the glass, the more it elevates the wine to perfection. The right glassware can completely change the way you enjoy your wine. It can have an effect on the aromas, the tasting notes, and the overall quality. We suggest only using plastic if you absolutely have to, i.e, if you are eating somewhere outdoors where glass is not permissible.
When it comes to sparkling wine and glassware, there are a few schools of thought. Some use champagne flutes, as this is the most popular, “trendy” selection, and it is the most synonymous with celebrating a momentous occasion. Some like coupe glasses for their sophisticated look. Others, like us at SYLTBAR, always opt for a white wine glass.
Our Glass Recommendation for Wine
Our favorite and go-to brand is Riedel, and we always recommend this brand to all of our friends, family, and customers. Riedel is a 300-year-old family-owned company, known for its varietal-specific stemware. It’s preferred by wine and hospitality professionals all over the world. Riedel truly understands and recognizes how influential the shape of a glass can be on the wine that it is holding.
We prefer to use a Riedel white wine glass for our Premium Prosecco and Sparkling Rosé, as well as all three of our fine white wines: Silk Friulano, White Linen Pinot Grigio and Junior Pinot Grigio Ramato.
White Wine Glasses even for Sparkling Wine
White wine glasses are preferably for sparkling wine varieties, first and foremost, because these glasses can truly elevate the drinking experience. Although champagne flutes might be the first thing to come to mind, these tall and thin glasses do not allow for the sparkling wine to reach its full potential. The narrow bowl of the glass and the small radius of the rim restrict the aromas and does not allow the wine to reach its full oxygenation. A white wine glass, with its larger bowl and wider rim, gives the sparkling wine an opportunity to breathe, and develop to become its very best version.
Another popular choice for sparkling wines is what’s known as a coupe glass. Contrary to what people may believe, the coupe is actually the first style of glassware made for champagne. Not the flute! It has a very vintage, old-world feel, typically reminiscent of the 1920’s or 30’s, and that “Great Gatsby” party time period. The wide bowl makes it more ideal than a narrow flute, as it allows for the wine to develop just like in a white wine glass. The coupe is also used for a lot of traditional cocktails, such as the Aviation, Daiquiri, Gimlet and Manhattan. In more recent times, it’s much more often used as cocktail stemware than it is for wine, which is another reason why we keep to our white wine glass preference.
How to serve SYLTBAR Wine
A few more things to keep in mind when pouring a glass of Mr and Mrs:
- We recommend serving at 45-49 °F. A SYLTBAR ice bucket can work wonders to keep your bottle of bubbly chilled to the perfect temperature!
- Do not pour to the very top of the glass. You need the extra space at the top of the wine glass in order to truly experience the wine for what it is.
- If you don’t finish the bottle in one sitting, we highly recommend using one of our patented SYLTBAR stoppers to keep the bubbles nice and fresh for when you are ready to open it again.
If you ever have any questions about stemware for your SYLTBAR wines, our concierge customer service is always happy to help! Visit SYLTBAR to shop for your favorite all natural, vegan, organic Prosecco and Sparkling Rosé, or check out our locator to find a restaurant or retailer who carries our wines near you.