Happy International Wine Day
International wine day is May 25th, and we’ve just realized that although food is a beautiful thing, the depth of its existence could be confusing. Those who work in the culinary industry hacked the code, while people like you and I are wondering why there are 15 types of rice, 7 types of water, over 4 types of wine, etc.
It’s not like this discovery or confusion stops us from eating or drinking, but to cover our lack of knowledge, let’s talk about the types of wine glasses. It would be helpful for your next date; you are about to show your friends who are the best, just don’t forget to tell them Foodie in Lagos taught you.
To start with, we have different types of wine, but the common ones are Champagne/ Sparkling wine, dessert wine, white wine, red wine, and rose wine. For context, White wine is made from grape juice; just grape juice without the flesh, unlike Red wine which blend consists of grape juice and the skin of the grapes.
Rose wine is made from a blend of black grapes or soaked black grape skin into any other grape, which explains the color of the wine. Sparkling wine is made by adding sugar and water to grape juice and leaving it to ferment; it is similar to champagne but made with different methods.
Back to the types of wine glasses, we have over 15 types of wine glasses, but let’s discuss the four most common ones.
Flute: Flute glass is used to serve champagnes because the shape helps manage the surface area coming in contact with so the spark and bubble from the drink is prevented from going flat.
The All Purpose Wine Glass: This cup is popularly used to serve white wine; you will find it in almost every home. It works for almost all types of wine as it is easy to clean, it is also called The Standard Wine Glass.
Tumbler: It is rumored to be the easiest to hold and a perfect fit for any occasion; the tumbler is quite famous for its sustainability and the long-lasting effect it has on the hand. People love it because they never have to worry about holding a tail. Another name for this cup is stemless.
Cherry Glass: Cherry glasses are perfect for serving dessert wines; the name cherry was coined from the one piece of cherry that goes on the drink after it is served.
We hope you’ve learned something new.
Happy International Wine Day.