what glass to use


The wildness is on its way. You know, shopping (hopefully for wine), lunches, dinners, trips, fashion choices, what to cook, what to drink, and what glass to use. Yes, what glass to use, because each wine has its ideal glass. Of course this isn’t a commandment we have to follow above all else (sometimes rules are made to be broken), but it’s helpful to know what type of glass goes best with each type of wine.

Today we are going to recommend different types of glasses for Godelia wines. Of course, we’re going to innovate a little and maybe dispel some urban legends.

The first thing we have to be clear about is that a perfect wine glass to appreciate all the nuances that a wine can convey must be made of glass, must be smooth (no decoration, no drawings), must be transparent, and must be thin (we recommend one millimetre tops).

The stem (the part to hold the glass) and the base (the part where the glass rests on the table) should be large enough to allow us to hold it without touching the bowl (the goblet-like part of the glass holding the wine itself), so we don’t transfer our body heat to the wine. Remember, folks: wine is not a coffee or a tea to cup in your hands.

These are our recommendations:

-To drink Godelia Cuvee: Let’s start by rejecting urban legends about sparkling wines and the need for a flute or tulip glass. We’d opt for a glass that allows its aromas to fly free and grow and develop in all their splendour. We like to really smell the wine and capture all its nuances by plunging our nose into the glass. To enjoy our Godello sparkling wine, we’ve chosen the Riedel Winewings Champagne model, a marvel to drink from and to drink bubbles.

-To drink Viernes: For young wines or wines with a bit of ageing, such as our Viernes wine or our Godelia Mencía, we always like to choose a Bordeaux type glass. This style of glass accentuates the fruity character of the wines and softens their tannins. Here is one of the possibilities of Bordeaux glass: See.

-To drink Selección Mencía: When we’re talking about wines that have been aged for a long time, we need a glass that shows us the balance between tannins and fruit, that lets us oxygenate the wine more easily. For those more complex and full-bodied reds, we choose a glass in the Cabernet-Merlot style. Here the wine will first show us its secondary and tertiary aromas and then give way to the primary ones (fruit, flowers) in an eminently balanced way.

-To drink Godelia Godello: Both to enjoy our Godelia Godello as well as our Selección Godello, two wines that despite their own personalities show us the evolution and progression in the bottle of this white variety, we opted for a Chardonnay Performance glass style ideal for revealing the intensity of full-bodied whites.

-To drink Libamus: Let’s turn to the only sweet Mencía in the world. A wine like this deserves a glass to match. We like the Sauternes type glass with inward curved rims to accentuate acidity and balance out the wine’s sweetness. Here’s an example: See.

If after reading this post you think we’ve gone nuts, try this little exercise: Try the same wine in different types of glasses. You’ll see how they change depending on the glass you use to drink them.

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