Dear Lynne, Is there an inexpensive “right” wine glass? We are celebrating my brother's new job and his first apartment. He's getting into wine so I thought wine glasses would be a good gift. Also, do I have to do red and white ones? Sammy in Tulsa
Dear Sammy, What a lucky guy to have a family who knows how to celebrate. Start your brother out with an all-purpose glass which does justice to both red and white. As his interest grows, he can add pieces. When checking out wine glasses you want clear, colorless, undecorated glass so you can see the wine. A tulip shape, which narrows at the top of the glass, captures wine's aromas so you get its full bouquet as you sip. Thin glass helps the wine slip onto the tongue with no distraction. A large tulip, 15 to 18 ounces, encourages the wine to blossom, opening up of all of its fragrances and flavors. Wine really does taste different in different glass, so have fun taste tasting.