The Art of the Glassware

Exploring the art of Glassware

Understanding the specifics of various types of glassware can transform your drinking experience. Here's a detailed look some of our most common different types of glasses that gives you the best experience to enjoy alcohol. 

Red Wine Glass

Red wine glasses feature a larger, rounder bowl with a wide opening. This design serves a dual purpose: it allows for a better surface area exposure to air, enhancing the oxidation process which softens the flavors of robust red wines. It also directs the wine to the back of the mouth, optimizing the taste of more complex, fuller-bodied wines.

White Wine Glass

White wine glasses have a smaller bowl and a narrower opening compared to red wine glasses. The slimmer profile helps maintain a cooler temperature, preserves the floral aromas, and delivers the wine to the front and sides of the mouth, enhancing its acidity and fruitiness. These glasses are designed for the more delicate flavors of white wines.

Lowball (Old Fashioned Glass)

The lowball glass, also known as an Old Fashioned glass, is short with a wide brim and a solid base. It's designed for spirits served neat or with ice (on the rocks), as well as low-volume mixed drinks. Its wide brim allows for easy addition of ice cubes, while the solid base is perfect for muddling ingredients in drinks like the Old Fashioned, and also the only option for a Negroni. 

Highball Glass

A highball glass is taller than a lowball, with a slender shape that's designed for iced mixed drinks that contain a higher proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer than alcohol. Its design allows for plenty of ice and keeps the drink cool, perfect for long drinks like the gin and tonic or the Moscow mule.

Classic Martini Glass

The Martini glass, with its iconic cone-shaped bowl and long stem, is designed to showcase and serve up stirred classic cocktails without ice. Its wide-brimmed bowl allows for the surface of the cocktail to be fully exposed to the air, enhancing the aroma with each sip. The stem keeps the drinker's hand away from the bowl to prevent warming the drink.

Coupette (Coupe Glass)

The coupette, or coupe glass, has a shallow, broad bowl and a stem. Historically used for Champagne, it's now more commonly associated with cocktails like daiquiris, margaritas and Manhattans. The wide opening allows for an aromatic drinking experience, while the stem prevents warming of the contents.


A flute glass is tall and slender, designed specifically for sparkling wines and Champagne. Its shape helps preserve the carbonation of the beverage by reducing the surface area at the opening, concentrating the bubbles and the aroma to enhance the drinking experience.

Aroma Glass (Nosing Glass)

Aroma glasses, often referred to as nosing glasses, are specifically designed for spirits like whisky, scotch, cognac or any type of neat spirit. These glasses have a tulip shape with a wide bowl and a narrow top. This design helps concentrate the aromas at the opening of the glass, making it easier to nose the spirit before tasting, thereby enhancing the overall flavor perception.


Each glass is a testament to the thoughtful consideration of how shape, size, and design can influence and elevate the drinking experience. Whether you're enjoying a rich red wine, a refreshing cocktail, or a complex spirit, the right glassware plays a crucial role in maximizing enjoyment.