Anatomy of a wine glass

Holiday party season is here. And that means wine (and probably a lot of it, if you’re anything like us). Having a bit of knowledge about the glass your vino rests in is just as important as knowing what you’re sipping. Here’s the basic anatomy of a wine glass.

1. The Rim

A cut rim that is smooth to the touch will allow the wine to flow out of the glass inhibited. Avoid glasses with a rolled rim.

2. The Bowl

Wine needs to breathe in order for the aroma to properly open up. The amount of aeration and the way the aroma of the wine is circulated is directly affected by the size and shape of the glass.