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On the Sixth Day of Christmas: 6 Gorgeous Glasses with NYE 2020 24 hours to go!

December 30, 2020

2020 24 hours to go! Ramone’s video and lyrics below.

Today December 30 is the sixth day of Christmas, and it’s the day that St Egwin of Worcester died in 720. As a medieval Benedictine Bishop, he tried to correct abuses and faults of the clergy in his diocese, and they didn’t like it too much but the Pope did. Then Mary told him where to plant his church and when he died many miracles were attributed to him. 

Kind of like the Ramones, right? 

And in another Christmas miracle, on the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

6 Gorgeous Glasses! Yes that is a Christmas miracle because they are arriving just in time for New Year’s Eve!

Because you know it’s almost 2020 24 hours to go! (Ramone’s video and lyrics below!)

And because gorgeous glasses set a beautiful, festive table AND  the wine — or other beverage–tastes more beautifully too  if it’s the correct glass for the drink!

Many people don’t think it makes much of a difference what glass you use but it does!

a selection of wines and their matching glasses

While it’s great to have a wide range of glasses to call on, if you just want one basic white or red wine glass, think about what you drink the most and get those.

  • Do you drink a lot of oaky chardonnay? If so, you want a wine glass with a large bowl.
  • Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo glasses also have large bowls, the better to swirl and sniff and smell and the wonderful aromas as they are released.
  • For sparkling wine, you don’t necessarily want flutes — those super tall glasses — unless you’re drinking super cheap bubbly.
  • If it’s a nice bottle of sparkling line that retails for $15 or more, use a white wine glass with a tulip shaped bowl; I really like the ones that are made for riesling and Sauvignon Blanc for my sparkling wine.
  • There’s even special glasses for Prosecco which deliver the fresh fruity fragrance and showcases the beautiful bubbles!
  • Since I love Grenache and Syrah which taste best in a large deep tulip shaped glass, last Christmas I asked Santa for Syrah glasses last year and he delivered!
  • If you drink whiskey or IPAs, there’s special glasses for those beverages too!

A good rule of thumb: the glass is the same price as the bottle. So if you’re drinking Two Buck Chuck, or if you’re on a camping trip, go ahead and use that mason jar.  But if you’re regularly drinking wine that’s around $15, spend $15 per glass. And if you’re drinking a wine that costs $50-$150 (or more!) a bottle, seriously consider spending $35-75 per glass — or less if you can find them on sale!

So what’s the moral to this story?

  • Buy good glasses.
  • Buy glasses that go with specific wines or other beverages.
  • Use the good glasses especially when you drink the good wine or beer.
  • Glasses break.
  • Deal with it.
  • Buy more glasses.

And give gorgeous glasses as gifts!

I’m not making any money off these Wine Lover’s Gift Guide posts BUT the wines pictured were all received as samples and either have been or will be featured on this blog.

Read more about wines and the glasses that go with them here on Wine Predator.

Different shapes for different wines: Chardonnay (La Finquita), Semillon (L’Ecole 41), Pinot Noir (Brooks), Nebbiolo (Terragena), Cabernet Sauvignon (L’Ecole 41), Mourvedre (La Finquita). Go here for more about the whites!

For New Year’s Eve 2020,  can you think of a better song than this one by the Ramones?

20, 20, 20, 4, hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated
Just, get me to the airport, put me on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brainOh no oh-oh oh-oh
20, 20, 20, 4, hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated
Just put me in a wheelchair, get me on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brainOh no oh-oh oh-oh
20, 20, 20, 4, hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated
Just put me in a wheelchair and get me to the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go loco
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my toes
Oh no oh-oh oh-oh
20, 20, 20, 4, hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated
Just put me in a wheelchair, get me to the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go loco
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my toesOh no oh-oh oh-oh
Bam-bam-bambam bambam-bam-bambam, I wanna be sedated

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane Von Heyneman permalink
    December 31, 2020 9:53 pm

    I do find it extremely interesting how much of a difference the right glass with the corresponding wine makes. Not that I have made the proper investment, but certainly have enjoyed when you’ve pointed out and had me try a wine in its proper vessel.

  2. January 1, 2021 6:33 pm

    It’s a great investment when you can find them on sale!! It’s also fascinating the different characteristics the glasses bring out in the wine.

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