I’ve been answering wine queries on the question and answer site Quora. I’ll share some of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked and, of course, my answers. I limit myself to spending a couple minutes on each response, not doing any research or “cheating.” I rely on my experience and opinion, which is probably not a bad way handle most things.
Question: What is the difference between a white wine glass and a red wine glass?
Answer: Not much. I think the only reason there are red wine and white wine glasses is for stemware companies to sell more wine glasses you don’t need. It’s a little ridiculous, all the kinds of wineglasses. Normally red wine glasses have a bigger bowl because the wines are “bigger.” As long as you have a nice wine glass with a good-sized bowl, that’s all that matters. Big enough to swirl the wine and not make it too full. Just find one you really like, size-wise (kind of like finding the right chef knife) and use it for reds and whites.