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Does the stem affect the taste, quality or overall enjoyment of wine? Should I invest in stemless glasses for my restaurant or home? Are stemmed glasses better for tasting? We cannot answer these questions for you; however, on your behalf, we can suggest the differences between stemmed and stemless glasses and let you decide which glass you prefer.
This table explores the differences between stemmed and stemless glasses. We have remained impartial to give both glasses an equal footing.
+ Red wine is heated nicely by your hand (skin temperature) holding the glass.
- However, white wine is (mostly) best served chilled
Both stemmed, and stemless glasses are available for engraving, so you can personalise your glassware whether it has a stem or not!
You can compare the on-going debate between stemmed and stemless wine glasses with siblings. They quarrel and argue with one another continuously, but they get on ideally on occasions and can be seen sitting at the dinner table together.
All in all, it is down to personal preference and which glass you prefer and enjoys serving wine or other drinks in. You may choose one type of glass over the other due to the occasion, whether it is a formal or informal event.
Some experts and sommeliers feel stemless wine glasses are a welcome addition to the glassware industry and have received great praise. Simultaneously, others will argue that stemmed glasses are the best choice for enjoying wine to its maximum potential.
If you feel passionate about one glass over the other, then please let us know. We are always interested to hear your views; you can contact us straight away via our Twitter page. If you have a reason not mentioned in the table above, let us know, and we might add it.
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