Talk:Wine glass

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Needs article.

Be sure to explain the lack of thought about the design when you create it. Very prone to breaking at the stem and embedding itself within hands of innocent beings.

What about History[edit]

i was hoping to find a little bit about the history and development of the wine glass here. that would probably be a good addition.

At the moment it seems a bit irrelevant as it just mentions about bubble trailing within glasses. This section needs expanding, Spuddddddd —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.125.1.220 (talk) 17:24, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

Some wine glasses have lead in them. Should the implications, California law (which requires that the glass says it has lead) be discussed? --Charleenmerced Talk 04:33, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Charleenmerced

I removed the citation tag from the line that says lead crystal is not a real crystal. Lead Crystal links to the wikipedia article on the subject, which says in the first line that it is a glass (not a crystal).Hithisishal (talk) 04:30, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Attribution note[edit]

Some of the content in the Sherry glass section came from the merged stub sherry glass. AgneCheese/Wine 16:10, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

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Amount it holds[edit]

It would be nice if the amount of liquid (in fl oz & milliliters) a typical wine glass holds was somewhere in the article. 74.69.7.20 (talk) 22:42, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

"Proper" Use[edit]

I could be wrong, but perhaps the glass is held by the stem to keep the main part of the glass from being covered in smudges and fingerprints. Aurast (talk) 16:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Dubious -- the article's one citation is the ONLY cite on the ENTIRE INTERNET which states that it's a misconception that hand heat will warm the wine. Do a search, all other internet literature says that hand heat will warm the wine and affect the taste. Someone has a vested interest in pretending that it's ok to hold the glass by the bowl. 68.101.143.168 (talk) 02:57, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Could be. Either way, something had to be changed to correct the inconsistency -- the article said that holding a glass by the stem has nothing to do with altering the temperature, but then it said exactly the opposite towards the beginning. I'm not sure which it is, so I changed the beginning sentence to reflect the commonly accepted reasoning, until some citations appear. --Axcelis555 (talk) 19:54, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Good edit, Axcelis. Tomeasy T C 22:13, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Article needs serious attention and description of the hazards and anxieties presented byt he use of the traditional wine glass, whose design is quite obsolete and clumsy. At least a reference to non-breakable material should be made and the anxiety imposed on drinkers using such vessels in crowded gatherings like corporate functions. Article must not be restricted to the narrow and selfish concerns of wine industry participants but should instead represent the broader view of the community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.219.240.155 (talk) 03:21, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Why that glass?[edit]

The glass pictured at the beginning of the article is definitely not, I think, a suitable wine glass. If I should ever be invited somewhere and be offered wine in such a container I would certainly never accept an invitation there again. Why not get rid of it and replace the image by the red wine glass pictured further down in the article? Anyone who needs an explanation for this suggestion can just as well go lie under a bridge and gulp the stuff straight from the bottle -Dezwitser (talk) 16:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Jam jars make excellent wine glasses
I won't object if you move the red wine glass up to the top. I wouldn't have the reaction you describe if offered red wine in such a glass, but I'd probably wonder why it was being used to serve red wine. Sparkling wine seems more appropriate for that shape of glass.
I know some winemakers who swear by a re-usable jam jar (with a disc-shaped lid clamped down by a threaded ring, as shown in the picture) for use as a sample glass for tasting, experimentation and creating wine blends — and one I know drinks wine from the jar exclusively, claiming it's superior to the more traditional bowl-shaped glass. For certain strong-flavored California reds, I agree they work well, and we now have a collection of those jars at home for drinking wine — although you might decline a second invitation from me :). ~Amatulić (talk) 17:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)