Wine is tasted in the nose and in the mouth. Your entire mouth is covered in taste buds but most can be found on your tongue. Acidity is experienced at the rear sides and underside of your tongue, salty and mineral flavours at the front sides, and sweetness at the tip. Bitters – or wine tannins- are generally experienced at the back of your tongue. The wine’s first contact with your tongue determines your taste sensation.
Your nose is also heavily involved in the wine tasting experience. We all know we cannot taste anything when we’ve got a cold. A tapered glass contains the wine aromas which is why all glasses in the Magnum series are shaped that way.
To appreciate the various tastes of wines, we developed 5 different glassware shapes which allow you to appreciate those wines as much as possible:
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, Tempranillo
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
Champagne, Cava, Spumante
Have a look at the various shapes of wine glasses to see why their characteristics are so ideal to taste your favorite wines.