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Which glass for which drink?

Choosing the right glasses for your drinks isn’t exactly a science, but there are good reasons and quite a bit of knowledge and experience behind what drink goes in what glass. It basically comes down to what it is about the drink you want to savor – the bubbles, complex aromas or refreshing cold temperature.

A clear glass carfe and different drinks in various wine glasses and drinking glasses on a table with a white tablecloth.
A clear glass carfe and different drinks in various wine glasses and drinking glasses on a table with a white tablecloth.

Fizzy drinks taste best in flutes

Sparkling and carbonated drinks are best served in tall glasses with a small mouth, like flute glasses. This gives the drink a small surface area which helps preserve the bubbles and stops it from going flat too quickly.

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Six SVALKA champagne glasses on brass-coloured coasters beside a brass-coloured trey on a table with a white tablecloth.
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Bowl size matters

A large bowl brings more oxygen into contact with the drink and lets it breathe, releasing complex flavors and aromas. Decanting in a carafe can help jump start this process before you pour. Keeping drinks with a lighter aroma cool and fresh for longer is easier in long stem glasses with smaller bowls.

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A half-full STORSINT red wine glass, beside a white cloth napkin and a STORSINT clear glass carafe containing red wine.
Six SVALKA wine glasses equally filled with white wine standing in a row on a table with a white tablecloth.
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A dessert wine glass, a beer glass, a drinking glass, a clear glass carafe and different wine glasses in the STORSINT series.
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With STORSINT, I wanted to create a glassware series that enhances the enjoyment of drinks and can be used for all occasions year after year.
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Aaron ProbynProduct Designer

Go-to glasses for all-round enjoyment

For anything from water and milk to fruity summer punches and even coffee or tea, you can’t go wrong with a classic design in thick glass that holds both warm and cold drinks. Here’s a refreshing suggestion.

Rhubarb Paloma Mocktail

  • 1 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 part rhubarb syrup
  • 3 parts club soda
  • Ice cubes, grapefruit wedges and rhubarb ribbons
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