Which glass for which drink

With the summer at our doorsteps, and a summer to make up for, there is no better time to ensure you have the right glassware for all your summer plans!

Why do you need to know which glass for which drink?

Knowing which glass for which drink will hugely enhance your taste and experience, whether hosting this weekend’s party, enjoying a glass over dinner, or simply putting your feet up (yes please!). Which glass for which drink can depend on a variety of aspects you may or may not already know, appearance, measurements, taste, smell, and temperature.

Which glass for which drink

Beer Glasses

The question of which glass for which drink is a whole question in itself regarding beer glasses, but don’t worry, here are just a few of them so you will get an idea of which is best designed to hold your beer of choice.

beer stein 

The oldest and most traditional is beer steins. Beer steins became popular in the 1500s and were originally made from wood, earthenware (clay) or silver. Of course, now they are made from glass which has positively impacted the taste as glass can never alter the drinks flavour like wood or silver did. From an aesthetic point, glass allows you to appreciate the colours of your beer too. Steins are perfect for beer because they are often large, thick and sturdy allowing you to ‘cheers’ with your mates over and over again- sounds ideal to me! So, if you’re a sucker for American Ales or Lagers, check out our Rink Drink Giant Glass Beer Stein.

pint glass

Another classic, yet this time controversial, debating how simple an answer can be to which glass for which drink, is the pint glass. Some say the pint glass is good for any beer and others say it is no good for beer in general. However, like the beer stein, pint glasses are thick to maintain the cool temperature and have a wide opening to maintain the head and release its divine aroma. I’m no beer connoisseur, but that sounds good to me- if you’re thinking the same, then check out LAV Noniq Pint Beer Glasses.

Champagne Glasses

Perhaps, arguably the most sophisticated and classy glassware, next, we have champagne glasses.

champagne flutes

Later, and for more of a taste-benefiting experience, the tall and thin champagne flute came along. Take a look at our Argon Tableware Classic Champagne Flutes and you can see that this design captures all the enticing qualities of champagne, allowing the bubbles and taste to really develop, all the while still letting you feel that sophistication and indulgence- just in a more contemporary style.

G&T Glasses

gin and tonic glasses

The Spanish are the biggest consumer of Gin, so it’s only right we follow in their footsteps with their copa de balon, or mostly known as Spanish Gin Glasses: check out Rink Drink Spanish Gin Glasses. These glasses are the pinnacle of old school, dating back to the 1700s yet still increasingly popular today.
The large balloon shape traps your gin’s aroma ready to immerse your mouth with flavour, as well as, providing plenty of room for the all-important ice and lime- or any fruit of your choice. Then the wide-open brim allows the nose to soak up the flavoursome scents indulging you in true paradise.

Of course, complicating the simple question of which glass for which drink; gin can also be enjoyed in a highball glass- you can read about these just below. 

Highball & Tumbler Glasses

highball and tumbler glasses

To simply answer your question of which glass for which drink, highball glasses like the Argon Tableware Prysm Highball Glasses are for any drink of your choice, from a classic G&T to tall cocktails to any mixed drink. The tall and straight design is perfect to contain high volumes of ice alongside a high volume of your chosen drink- visually pleasing to the eye and the tongue. Certainly, this design helps keep your drink cool and carbonated while you sip away, whether soaking up the sun or the conversation.

tumbler glasses

You might also know tumbler glasses as stemless glasses- as they have no stem like you picture on wine glasses. Tumblers are simply flat-bottomed drinking glasses, removing the risk of knocking them over, making them quite sturdy as far as glasses can go. So, which drink fits with the tumbler glass: anything from soft drinks or smoothies to shots or whiskey. The tumbler glass has huge versatility and will always remain a classic, popular option. Why worry about which glass for which drink when you can choose a tumbler, fit it in any aesthetic with its many designs, like our Duralex Provence Tumbler Glasses or our Argon Tableware Prysm Tumbler Glasses

Wine Glasses

If wine is your poison, then this is the most important ‘which glass for which drink’ answer for you. There is no overwhelmingly obvious difference in wine glasses for a non-wine connoisseur; check out our Argon Tableware Tallo Red Wine Glasses and our Argon Tableware Tallo White Wine Glasses, but there are differences.

red wine glasses

Starting with red wine glasses, the bowls are larger and rounder for that easier swirling and aeration to fully enhance the aroma and taste of the wine. This is also often why red wine will be decanted first into a carafe to allow it to open up.

white wine glasses

On the other hand, white wine does not require so much aeration, therefore, these glasses have smaller bowls and a smaller opening. Nonetheless, they do often have longer stems as they are thought to be better kept cool, while the optimal temperature for red wine is between 12° and 18° meaning they can be enjoyed in stemless glasses to elicit the full experience.

So, which glass for which drink?

We hope this taught you a few things about which glass goes with which drink and you now feel confident to host that summer party or just a little more knowledgeable ready to put your feet up for the weekend!

If you decide to purchase any of our glassware, make sure to tag us at @rinkithome.au on Instagram or use the hashtag #rinkithome, we’d love to see what your drink of choice is!


As always, thanks for reading.
From Poppy and the Rinkit Team.




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