And to add to my comment yesterday: Thalabert 2014 better in Gabriel than Waterford. Fruit too accentuated in the latter.
To satisfy @AnaGramWords, also attempted out of a mug, an inexpensive short-stemmed wine glass and a pint glass (in appropriate servings). Perfectly acceptable, but definitely not as good. Mug better than inexpensive wine glass, for sure.
That said, I would suggest that the effect of glassware is less than temperature / mental state / wine quality / about a dozen other factors - so whilst I like having decent glasses I don’t think that it’s essential to enjoying the wine.
I voted No. Not because (for me) it doesn’t make a difference, but more because I ‘simply’ prefer the feel of drinking from a slightly thicker heavier glass… not for the taste, but the way it feels. A bit like my preference for a big thick rimmed mug for (Darjeeling and/or earl grey!) tea/coffee. Have therefore held off investing in anything other than the Dartington glasses my dad bought me a couple of years ago for my birthday!
Well to review this ad-hoc poll it does rather look like most (70%) think there is something in the posh/specific glass per grape variety thing.
Of course the other variable is the fact that we all taste differently too and often disagree with fellow tasters who are drinking the same wine from the same style of glass.
Thanks, I only ask because I’m lazy! They do look like very nice glasses but I often don’t use my best because they’re fragile & too big for the dishwasher and I can’t be bothered to wash them up by hand.
So a nice glass that’s dishwasher friendly is what I’m after.
My local TK Maxx is usually a good bet for nice-looking glasses at knock-down prices. Not just just wine, but whiskey and water glasses too.
I rarely use premium glasses as they just break too often (combination of crowded dishwashers, my kids using wine glasses for milk and squash no matter how many times I tell them not to, plus my own innate clumsiness). I’d rather channel my wine budget on the liquid itself.
So if like me you need to replace glasses every 6 months or so and aren’t totally fixed on a very specific shape/size/thickness, TX Maxx usually has a decent (if unpredictable) selection at a fraction of what you’d normally pay elsewhere.
I wonder if they did a run on these after you posted this - I bought a couple. Just trying them out tonight, with a bottle of Three Crows Bridge Pa Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019
Very dinky compared to what I’ve been using - Mrs C is frightened by how fragile they look - so far, so good.
Available again at a decent price
I have ordered another pair
Identical to Zalto Burgundy
Spiegelau & Nachtmann, Set of 2 burgundy glasses, crystal glass, 960 ml, definition, 1350160 https://amzn.eu/d/aL1MwM9