The profile of your stemware can have a big impact on the taste of what’s inside. A panel of experts reveals the best vessels for everything from bubbles to Barolo.

  • Steer clear of goblets

An ostentatious vintage goblet might look appealing, but it is actually a terrible way to taste wine. ‘The classic goblet is straight-sided, conical, and flares out, because that’s the easiest way to drink,’ says Martin Turner, Business Manager at Riedel, the company famed for creating a vessel to match every grape variety. ‘But this shape is the worst thing for wine, because tasting is all about smell. Read More

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