What glasses do you use for port?


What glasses do you use for port?

Serving: Port is best served in 3 oz (~75 ml) portions at 55–68ºF (13–20ºC) in dessert wine or official Port wine glasses. If you do not have dessert wine glasses, use white wine glasses or sparkling wine glasses.

Can you drink port in a brandy glass?

A brandy snifter is a short, wide, stemmed glass used to serve (you guessed it) brandy. A snifter can be used for any spirit, really (and a number of cocktails), but it’s most commonly associated with cognac, other brandies, whiskey, and port or other fortified wines.

What size should port glasses be?

The traditional port glass holds 6½ ounces (190 mL) and is 6 inches (15 cm) high. It is shaped like a small version of a red wine glass. Some people feel the traditional glass does not do justice to the wine’s complexity, and that port should be served in a much larger glass.

What type of glass should you use to serve brandy?

A snifter (also called brandy snifter, brandy glass, brandy bowl, or a cognac glass) is a type of stemware, a short-stemmed glass whose vessel has a wide bottom and a relatively narrow top. It is mostly used to serve aged brown liquors such as bourbon, brandy, and whisky.

Why are brandy glasses shaped?

A brandy glass is also known as a brandy snifter or a balloon glass. The short stem and rounded bottom bowl of the brandy glass is designed to be cupped in the hand to gently swirl and warm the spirit. This releases the aromatic bouquet of the brandy, which is trapped within the glass by the narrow top.

Why do you swirl brandy?

Choose the correct glass: Just like wine, your brandy should be served in a glass with a narrow rim and broad base. This allows the brandy to air and releases its flavours and aromas. Swirling isn’t a good idea if you want your brandy to retain its delicate flavours and aromas.

Is Port healthy to drink?

“Like red wine, port contains heart healthy antioxidants,” she added. Whichever type of alcohol you choose to sip, remember to drink in moderation. The American Heart Association advises that women have an average of one drink or less daily and men have an average of two drinks or less daily.