If you’ve ever received a nasty look while reaching for a wine glass, it’s probably because you’re reaching for the wrong one. I have a vivid memory of this happening to me. I was at a dinner party a few summers ago, and a friend had just opened a bottle of red that he’d been saving for a special occasion. I went into his cabinet to fetch a couple of glasses and brought them to the table.
Fortunately, this friend, while a wine aficionado, was not pretentious enough to call me out for grabbing white glasses. But I could see it in his eyes. I hastily went back to the cabinet to get “red” glasses. I would later discover I had grabbed the wrong red glasses. Nevertheless, a bottle of Caymus was subsequently consumed somewhat properly.
Now we’re happy to recommend these universal Italesse red wine glass. While there are many kinds of glasses for red and white, as well as glasses that function for specific varietals, these glasses are more than proficient for any kind of red wine. They’re thin and elegant while remaining durable enough for a tipsy clinking of glasses and even the dishwasher. These glasses are voluminous enough to open up any kind of red, allowing the aromas and flavors to develop gorgeously. Whether you’re enjoying an old Bordeaux or an everyday Rioja, these glasses work wonderfully.