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Bordeaux and Burgandy Wine Glasses Reviewed

Bordeaux and Burgundy wine glasses are tall with fuller bowls and a larger opening than white wine glasses. The design is such that you can place your nose deeper in the glass to detect complex aromas. The rounder bowl allows for a larger surface area so there is more air contact. The Bordeaux glass is taller than the Burgundy glass, but the Burgundy glass has a larger bowl. The different shapes help direct the wine to the areas of the mouth that will be most expressive of the type of wine and enhance the experience. Burgundy glasses are designed for lighter red wines like Pinot Noir and Bordeaux glasses are designed for heavier, full bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Even though the original design is for red wine, these glasses may very well enhance the experience of a vintage or prestige rose’, especially a young cuvée that may open up more readily when using this style of glass. These types of champagne have a complex aromatic robustness and the larger glass can bring out flavor characteristics that might otherwise be somewhat subdued.

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