The Details Matter: Types of Wine Glasses

I’m so excited to share with you my first SLC Home + Entertaining Style post! As an engaged couple, Nathan and I are thrilled to embark on newlywed life and learn to create our own lifestyle together. But we have definitely gotten a head start and have already begun refining our home essentials and guest entertainment knowledge.

I happen to be a huge details person and Nathan is a huge people person. It’s sort of funny how the two go perfectly together when it comes to building a home that is perfect for you and your visitors to enjoy.

I believe that you don’t have to spend lots of money or acquire fancy things to make your  your home feel completely put together. Bargain shopping is my Olympic Sport. Actually Nathan’s too. We literally put game face on when we head out stores and there may be some friendly competition when it comes time to show each other our finds 😉

So, DETAILS. They matter. They make me feel thoughtful and proud. Whether they cost me $100 or $10.

So, my first SLC Home + Entertaining Style Tip: Not All Wine Glasses are Made the Same.


Having proper wine glasses for different types of wines is just one of those details that I’m talking about. And although I think wine does the job in any glass, until you actually begin sticking to the proper glasses, you won’t notice the difference.

P.S. Don’t drink wine? This is one of those details that is just so thoughtful to include in your home for your loved visitors 🙂

Check out this Wine Glass Guide by Wine Folly!Types-of-Wine-Glasses-Chart

Although there are a bunch of different glass styles in this chart, if you stick to these four classic wines, it is very easy to use the same glass for similar wine makes.

Wondering why the different shapes? Here’s why!

Merlot: Merlot wine glasses are known for their tapered top and sizeable bowl. Normally, the bowl is large enough to allow the drinker to swirl the wine and enjoy the aroma.

Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir wine glasses have a tapered top and a wide bowl. The stem, however, is not as long compared to other wine glasses meant for red wine. While burgundy wine glasses may also be used for the pinot noir, wine enthusiasts prefer using this specific glass.

Chardonnay: Chardonnay wine glasses are characterized by having a wide bowl that is slightly tapered near the top. Its long stem keeps the wine chilled longer, and the bowl has enough room for the drinker to swirl the wine around and appreciate the aroma.

Pinot Grigio: Pinot Grigio wine glasses are tall and slim, delivering the aroma of the wine straight to the nose. It has a petite bowl that is considerably tapered at the top.Different Wine Glasses for Different Wines

Here is an inexpensive option for red wine stemless glasses, especially for a set of 12:

Here are two inexpensive options for white wine stemless glasses:

Here are great buys for mixed sets of both red and white wine:

Different Wine Glasses for Different Wines

P.S. How cute is this decanter filled with wine corks? Makes a pretty use of those corks!

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