When you're gathered with friends for a night of celebration, pairing your drink with the right glass may not seem like priority number one, but there's something to say about going the extra mile and serving drinks in the right receptacle!
It's not just an arbitrary etiquette point to use the correct type of glass either. Using certain types of glasses presents aromatic benefits. For example, a given glass's curvature can affect the way you smell, and even taste your drink. The shape of a glass might also reflect the beverage's geographic origin. If you are drinking a German beer, the most appropriate glass would be a stein with a handle, while if the beer were of Belgian origin, it should be served in a rounded snifter.
Authenticity is at the forefront of the world of beverages, with the advent of wine bars, craft beer breweries and taprooms and cocktail culture in particular. You'll see drinks served in their intended glasses as the norm by frequenting those establishments. It can be overwhelming to have a range of glasses at home that satisfies every need for drinks. We suggest you start with the glasses of drinks that you are most likely to consume, and build it up from there!
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