Friday, April 20, 2018

Getting to Know Your Wine Glass

Depending on the type of wine snob that you are, you may or may not care about what glass your wine is in. In fact, if you’re a true wino, you may not even need a glass to begin with! However, because being “fancy” is acceptable every once in a while, we thought we’d take a few moments to talk about the infamous wine glass and what types of wines taste the best in them. After all, if you can enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks best wine even more in a special glass - why not?!


Get To Know Your Wine Glass

We’re going to get a little technical on you (just kidding, we’re not really *wink*), by introducing you to the different parts of your wine glass.

The Foot


This is the bottom of your glass that allows it to stand up. Some glasses don’t have this (such as stemless), and some have a stem without a foot (think of those floating wine glasses).

The Stem

This is the part of the glass that allows you to hold your wine glass without the heat from your hands warming your wine. It also allows you to not create smudges on the bowl which can distract from the visual appeal of your wine.


The Bowl

The most obvious reason for the bowl is for holding the wine - but there are many others, along with variations in the bowl shapes. Typically, the glasses will be tapered upward with a slightly narrower opening at the top than at the bottom. This helps you to capture and distribute the wine’s aroma toward your mouth and nose.

You can also notice that the bowl of a wine glass can be designed to allow an amount of surface area that is perfect for the type of wine. A red wine glass has larger surface areas so that the wine can breathe, while white wine glasses have smaller surface areas. This is also why champagne glasses have a very small amount of surface area so that it will retain its carbonation.

The Rim

If you want a great experience from drinking your wine, the rim is where it’s at. The thinner the rim, the less that the glass distracts from the wine as you sip. A good wine glass has a cut rim that is smooth to the touch. This allows the wine to flow out of the glass without any inhibitions. A less expensive glass may have a rim that is rolled or bumpy. This is still quite functional and even practical for everyday use, but if you’re aiming for superior snobbery, it can distract from the wine.

The Color

The best color for showing off the clarity of the wine is going to always be clear. It can be fun to choose other colors with decorations, but if your goal is to admire the appearance, you can’t go wrong with a crystal clear glass.


Have Your Wine & Drink It Too

Whether you enjoy your wine in a crystal glass or a red solo cup - the key is to make sure you have the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only do we have the best wine around, but we also feature some of the best Missouri wines. Our Vignoles and Norton are grown on site, so you can both drive by and appreciate the rolling hills of grape vines, but then come sit back at the winery and enjoy a glass of your favorite while listening to live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. We’ve got live music this weekend, so make sure and stop by!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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