Match your wine with the right glass
Did you know that there is a whole science behind why wine glasses look the way they do? Fortunately, you don’t need to dive into the science to match your favourite wine with the right glass. We developed the STORSINT glass series so you have optimal glasses for different wines. But first we needed to thoroughly understand what happens to a wine when it’s poured into a glass with a certain shape – so we took on the help of some experienced sommeliers along the way. Product developer Malin Ljungström shares some facts: “For example, a younger wine should be served in a smaller bowl with a slightly narrower opening. This is so the wine is not affected too much by the oxygen in the air", explains Malin."On the other hand, an older and fuller wine needs a large, round bowl and a relatively wide opening to enhance all the aromas and flavours from the wine being more in contact with oxygen."
Thin and durable glass How a wine is enjoyed when drinking from a wine glass is also about the balance between the bowl, shaft and foot. “A good wine glass should be nice to hold and beautiful to look at”, says Malin. The choice to use lead-free crystal was important for STORSINT. “Lead is a metal that is harmful to both people and the environment, and we do not allow it in any products. The lead-free crystal glass has a fine lustre, is thin and strong and can be machine-washed”, says Malin as she toasts two glasses lightly against each other, spreading a nice and crisp reverberation
New insights about wine
For Malin, the collaboration with the sommeliers meant that some of her conceptions about wine changed. For example, that champagne or other sparkling wine should always be enjoyed from tall flute glasses with plenty of room for the bubbles. “It’s true about younger wines, but we learned that an older champagne is more aromatic, and can therefore be served in a wine glass with a larger bowl to develop its full potential”, says Malin and adds: "In the world of wine, there’s always something to learn."