Types of wine glasses
There are three main types: Bordeaux wine glasses, Burgundy wine glasses and all-purpose wine glasses. Bordeaux glasses are taller and narrower than Burgundy glasses to preserve the aroma of Bordeaux in the glass. The capacity is from 12 to 18 ounces.
These two cups named by the grape producing areas can indeed be said to be tailored to suit the grape varieties of different producing areas-the Bordeaux glass is more suitable for tasting the wines of the Bordeaux producing area, whether it is the rich and heavy Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot with soft tannins and lower acidity can perform well; while the Burgundy Cup is better when tasting Pinot Noir grapes with higher acidity in Burgundy. Because different parts of the tongue have different sensitivity to taste-the tip of the tongue is the most sensitive to sweetness, the back of the tongue is the most sensitive to bitterness, and the inside and outside of the tongue are sensitive to acid and salt, respectively. The design of the wine glass is based on such a human body. The structure, the difference in the order in which the wine wraps the tongue can balance the sweetness of the fruit and the acidity of the tannins, making the taste smoother. Regardless of whether the Bordeaux Cup or the Burgundy Cup, there are several detailed classifications.