What are the materials of wine glasses? How to tell the difference, the glass factory tells you

- Mar 17, 2020-

At the end of the 17th century, glass became the main material in the selection of wine glasses. At this point, people gradually got rid of the monotony of taste and began to focus on tasting wine from the perspective of visual appreciation. Later, the emergence of wine glasses turned people's appreciation of wine into a more precise and elegant dimension.


At present, the material of wine glasses is mainly glass and crystal. Although the appearance is very similar, the aroma and taste brought by crystal wine glass and glass wine glass will be slightly different, which is caused by the different roughness of the surface of the two.


It can be observed through the microscope that compared with the smooth surface of glass, the surface of the crystal has more uneven surfaces. During the shaking process of the wine glass, it is beneficial to break the molecules of the wine and release the aroma; using it to hold champagne, the bubbles will perform better. At the same time, the concave and convex surface on the glass wall can permanently retain the foam of the wine, which is the soul of champagne.


In addition, the crystal material has strong toughness and high abrasion resistance; the refraction point of light is also extremely rich, which makes the wine glass look more beautiful under natural light; and it has no color and is completely transparent. To enhance the beauty of the wine, to restore the original appearance of the wine (the glass usually has a gray-green color). Based on the above factors, the crystal cup will become the first choice for wine lovers.


According to internationally accepted standards, the content of lead oxide in crystal glass must reach 24%, and the crystal cup produced in this way can be considered as the highest quality. For maintenance, the crystal cup can be washed with water. It is important to note that when cleaning the wine glass, you must hold the glass body to avoid pinching the stem. Otherwise, if you turn it slightly, the valuable crystal glass will only end up broken. If necessary, add detergent.


Here, wine professionals remind everyone to ensure that they are rinsed clean, because the residual detergent is also easy to form a "hanging glass" phenomenon. Finally, it is best not to put the finished cup back in the box, otherwise the cup will smell and affect the taste of the wine.


In addition, in the process of clinking with a crystal cup, use the belly of the cup to touch, not the mouth of the cup, because the mouth of the cup is the most vulnerable part of the crystal cup, and the touch can easily cause the glass to break. In response to the popular XX brand wine glasses currently on the market that have super performance and are not easily broken, wine professionals remind consumers that all glass or crystal products are fragile items. When buying wine glasses, you must look for Brand to avoid unnecessary losses caused by blind purchase. Well-known wine glass brands include: Riedel, Schott, Spiegelau, ARC, etc. Consumers can choose the corresponding wine glass according to their economic affordability.