No party is complete without an appropriately-refreshing, ice-cold drink, and no drink is complete without the proper glass ware! Dig into your seasonal stash and break out the beautiful glasses! From champagne flutes to wine glasses to tumblers to cocktail cups, believe us when we say it makes a difference – not just in aesthetics and in the feel of the party, but also in the way your drinks will taste.
Champagne and bubbly wines should be served in fluted glasses to keep the bubbles in longer. Remember to serve well chilled!
Red wine should be served in glasses with fuller, rounder bowls as they are stronger and bolder in flavour. This enables all the aromas to emerge – which you can smell through the larger openings.
White wine is commonly served in smaller, upright and U-shaped glasses that release the aromas, while yet helping to maintain a fridge-cool serving temperature.
Cocktails come in many shapes and sizes, so pick your vessel depending on your drink of choice! A good place to start is in the pub or at bars – observe what the bartenders use and you can’t go wrong!
Brandy is served in a snifter; a short stemmed glass with a widebottomed bowl and a fairly narrow top.
Whiskey is commonly served in old-fashioned tumblers.
Be sure to keep around shotglasses if you want to make a real party of it!