Wine glasses made of fine crystal and wine glass types
Not only an expensive wine, but also an interesting precious wine glass may easily serve as a topic of a vivid conversation. It often proves to be useful to be able to talk intelligently about these pieces of spectacular stemware.
CrystALaCarte offers a wide range of fine wine glasses and goblets made of high quality 24% lead crystal. The wine glasses in our collection represent classic and both modern styles. We would like to satisfy those customers' needs who are looking for high quality luxury stemware that is unique and can only be located in exclusive crystal shops.
The wine glasses can be differentiated by their shape and design.
Wine Glass Stem Types
The stems of the wine glass can be characterized as:
These are the most popular designs of the stem of a wine glass.
Wine Glass Bowl Types
The shape of the bowl of the wine glass is determined by the type of wine that is consumed. Some wine glasses allow the bouquet to develop fully, others, especially the smaller wine glasses were designed to let the bouquet escape in the air. The shape of the wine glass contributes to maximizing the pleasure of consuming wine. The major bowl shapes are:
When selecting a wine glass, one should always consider two important criteria: what will be served and where. For heavy tasty red wines it is suggested to select wineglasses with a large bowl and closed mouth. For light white wines wineglasses with smaller bowls are recommended. If the wine is served in a formal environment it is recommended to choose a wine glass that is simple, conservative in appearance. For family get-togethers it is allowed to serve wine in glasses with rich cutting work and interesting shape.
Wine Glass Foot Types
A glass specialist can differentiate among a couple of foot types such as:
wine glass with conical foot
wine glass with conical folded foot
wine glass with fomed folded foot
wine glass with terraced foot
wine glass with flanged foot
wine glass with firing foot
Each country has its preferred bowl-, stem-, foot-types that are becoming fashionable for time to time. Quality and elegance however wil never go out of fashion.