From glassware to decanting: Cathal McBride on the factors that can affect your enjoyment of wine

The glass you drink from, the temperature wine is served at, how it was stored and whether or not it was decanted all need to be considered

Experiments have shown that the quality of your glassware can improve the wine-tasting experience

While this page is typically filled with tasting notes and information about various grapes, regions and winemaking countries, there are also practical elements relating to the enjoyment of wine that are worth mentioning. From glassware to decanting, storage to temperature, these aspects not only play a big part in the overall wine experience, but will even enhance it.

While glassware is aesthetically beautiful, there are also practical reasons for the different types, sizes and shapes. ...