Do you really need a whole bar-full of different types of glassware for all your different drinks?
I’m sure you’ve heard about those people who drink different styles of beers out of different glasses. “How crazy!!”, you think. There is just no way that a beer tastes any different out of that glass as it does out of this glass.
Well, maybe those crazy people are onto something.
You see, different drink glasses are made for different reasons. Wine glasses have stems so that the heat from your hands does not alter the temperature of the wine you are drinking. Taller “Collins” glasses and “Low-Ball Cocktail” glasses are used for cocktails that need room for ice and for the cocktail itself. Champagne flutes are designed in such a way that the glass almost traps the bubbles in the champagne, keeping it effervescent and ‘bubbly’ for longer than a normal wine glass would.
If your restaurant has a bar, it is important to be educated on the uses of different drink glasses and why exactly they matter. Once you learn all about the glasses, you’re going to need to purchase them! You only want the best drinking experience for your guests and bar patrons, right?
Allow us to help: you can shop all of the glasses below on our website, through the links we will provide under each photo!
- General Drinking Glass (traditionally used for non-alcoholic drinks)
- Wine Glass / Champagne Flute
- Low-Ball Cocktail Glass
Naturally, there are many, many more styles and types of glassware. We decided to just give you all a quick overview into the main categories. However, we have culled a few fantastic articles that you may enjoy if you found this article interesting or helpful to you!
The Importance of Glassware by Beer & Brewer
This article takes you through a comprehensive list of the top 5 different styles of beer glass and why you should be using each one for each specific beer. From Pilsners to IPAs to Lagers, this is the list for the beer drinkers or breweries out there.
The Importance of a Proper Glassware for Wine by Wine Folly
This article from Wine Folly really goes in-depth into all the different styles of wine and wine glasses — it even discusses the different types of beer glasses that look similar to wine glasses and what they are used for. It breaks the types down by red wine, white wine, and even specialty wines. And there are even subcategories of each of those categories! Definitely give this article a read if you in the market for some new wine glasses, then head over to our site to find the perfect ones.
Cocktail 101: Glassware Basics by Serious Eats
For an educational article about the different types of glassware you should use for different cocktails, look no further than this article by Serious Eats. It tells you everything you need to know about cocktails and what glass they should be served in. It’s detailed but not pretentious, and suggests that you probably don’t need as many variations as people think you do — it’s best just to focus on the few very important types of glassware. Check it out if your restaurant or bar has a booming cocktail scene and you want to make sure you’re giving your guests the very best drinking experience!