Whether you are hosting a party or just enjoying a night in, serving wine in it’s proper glass is actually important to the taste of the wine. The reasoning behind the pairing of wines to specific glasses is because the wine will taste even better when paired with a glass that highlights the style of the wine.
Red wines are best served in larger bowled glasses. The wider opening of the glass promotes a smooth taste to the wine, it delivers more aroma compounds and allows the ethanol to evaporate.
White wines are best served in smaller bowled glasses. The smaller glass keeps the temperature cooler in the wine, preserves the aromas and delivers more of the aromas.
So, the next time you select your wine for the evening, make sure you are pairing it with the correct wine glass to bring out the best in your wine.