24 Apr '12, 9am

How much does a wine glass really affect the taste of wine?

It's not often that the launch of a new wine glass will excite the likes of superstar chefs such as Pierre Gagnaire and Anne-Sophie Pic, but that's exactly what has happened with the new Chateau Baccarat collection. Designed by master sommelier Bruno Quenioux, the new universal wine glasses aim to simply the art of glassware. Rather than separate glasses for Bordeaux and Burgundy, there is only one wine glass for red wines, a wine glass for white wines, and champagne flutes. Inspired by a traditional tastevin (the wine glass used by winemakers and sommeliers), these new wine glass features three special characteristics: a wide and flat bottom, similar to a decanter; closed-angle sides; and a vertical chimney ending in a narrow lip. These three features combine to aerate the wine more efficiently, preventing the wine from oxidising on the wall of the glass and overwhelming ...

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