Crystal Wine Glasses, Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection
Any wine enthusiast will tell you that stemmed wine glasses are essential, regardless of whether you are a casual wine drinker or an expert sommelier.
Our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection crystal wine glasses are modeled after the leading German “sommelier’s choice” wine glasses; they are practically identical, just an ounce heavier and slightly more durable, and with a lower price! Our lovely glasses are available currently in three different sets of four; our first set includes 4 red wine glasses, our second set includes 4 white wine glasses, and our third set includes 2 red and 2 white wine glasses.
BENEFITS OF STEMMED WINE GLASSES
VERY VERSATILE – Although Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection crystal wine glasses include sets for red or white wines, most stemmed wine glasses can be used for virtually all wines, from crisp whites to full-bodied red wines and every other variety. Our glasses are a great investment for people who enjoy good wine on a regular basis!
AERATION IS IMPROVED – A good wine needs to breathe in order to develop its full aroma and complete flavor. Particularly with red wines, the narrow opening at the top of the glass concentrates the aroma, as the wider bowl at the bottom allows you to swirl the wine around to release its flavor.
EASY TO GRAB – Holding the glass by the stem eliminates fingerprints on the bowl, making the appearance of the wine more conducive to the overall tasting experience. It also feels way more classy than stemless glasses do!
OVERALL APPEARANCE – A stemmed glass is sophisticated and elegant, adding style to your social gatherings or dinner events. A nice clear, crystal glass allows you to appreciate the clarity of the wine itself, a huge indicator of quality.
CONTROLS TEMPERATURE – When you hold the glass by the stem, the wine does not warm by your body heat. Serving temperatures are essential for getting the most out of your experience and allowing for consistency of taste. White wines are generally served cold, and red wines somewhat closer to room temperature.
BRINGS OUT THE TASTE – Believe it or not, stemmed wine glasses are designed in a way that enhances the taste by using the narrow body on top to direct the wine to the perfect area on your tongue, stimulating your taste buds for sweetness, while using the wider body in the bowl base to direct the wine to the back of your tongue, reducing acidity and bitterness.
LAST A LONG TIME – Good quality stemless wine glasses like our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection crystal wine glasses are created with durable materials intended for frequent use. They should last for years when properly washed and maintained, so it’s a smart investment!
THEY PAIR WELL – When you use your Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection crystal wine glasses with excellent wine paired with the proper food combinations, they really do help to bring out the best in the food and the wine, enhancing your overall experience.
In a nutshell, when you use stemmed wine glasses it enhances your experience, allowing you to completely enjoy your wine. As the aeration is improved and the temperature is better controlled, you reap all of the benefits of enjoying the best wines. Regardless of whether you’re a dedicated enthusiast or casual wine drinker, you’ll love the appearance and overall experience of our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection crystal wine glasses for years to come!
TYPES OF WINE GLASSES
RED – Traditionally, red wine glasses have a wider opening and larger bowl than other wine glasses, specifically to provide better aeration in order to release the full flavor and aroma of the wine. Although there are several types of red wine glasses, including Burgundy, Zinfandel and Bordeaux glasses, our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection red wine glasses have been designed as a perfect solution for all red wines!
WHITE – Typically with a narrower bowl and smaller opening than red wine glasses, these are designed to halp concentrate the aroma of the wine and to keep it at the proper cool temperature. Although there are several types of white wine glasses, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection white wine glasses have been designed as a perfect solution for all white wines!
And… if you can’t figure out which of our glasses you’d rather have, we offer a set of 2 white and 2 red glasses for the perfect combination!
PORT GLASSES – Smaller than other wine glasses with a narrower bowl, this glass helps to concentrate the aroma of the port while bringing out the sweetness of the wine.
CHAMPAGNE FLUTES – Tall and narrow, long-stemmed with a small bowl, this design helps to enhance the flavor and aroma while preserving the bubbles.
SHERRY GLASSES – The small, narrow, tulip-shaped bowl on these glasses helps to bring out the flavor and aroma of the sherry.
DESSERT WINE GLASSES – Smaller than most other wine glasses with a narrow bowl, these glasses work to concentrate the flavor and aroma of dessert wine, usually sweeter with a greater aroma than other wines.
STEMLESS WINE GLASSES – A new rage in wine glasses, stemless wine glasses are for the casual drinker because they are less likely to fall over and they take up less room generally than stemmed glasses. They come in many sizes and they are used for red and white wines.
WHY WINE OVER OTHER BEVERAGES?
Moderate consumption of wine is believed to offer health benefits. It is always advised to drink responsibly because excessive consumption of any alcoholic beverage can have negative effects on your health and wellness. Wine can be used as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, enhancing your dining experience and improving your health, when consumed in moderation.
ENJOYABLE – The taste and aroma of a favorite wine really can be a relaxing way to unwind after a long day, or to enhance moments with friends or family. Wine is a great conversation starter at social gatherings and dinner parties, allowing you to connect with others, sharing experiences. Wine tasting parties allow novices and wine enthusiasts alike to experiment with new tastes and varieties.
FOOD PAIRING – Wine certainly can enhance the flavors of foods. Through the years, specific wines have been paired with specific foods; for instance, red wine is traditionally served with red meat, and white wine blends well with seafood in general. What a great and educational way to explore a traditional culinary experience!
HEALTHY – Again, consuming wine moderately has been linked to many health benefits including reducing risks of stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer, mainly because wine contains polyphenols and antioxidants that can allow the body to protect itself from the damage caused by free radicals. Resveratrol is a very popular antioxidant supplement essentially formulated from the beneficial ingredients in red wine.
Our goal in providing our Mainstream Source Modern Renaissance Collection wine glasses is to provide the impetus for great experiences in wine tasting! We sincerely hope you enjoy our glasses as much as we did creating them for you!