The pleasures of sharing a pint in the pub with the lads, a catch up over glasses of wine with the girls, prosecco for a night out and a cold gin & tonic at a BBQ. Having our favourite tipple is one of life’s pleasures and treats. But did you know that your gin can sing in the right glassware? That your wine could taste sweeter in a better vessel? We have taken the time to shop through Debenhams’ 25% off Spectacular Event to find you the perfect glass for your favourite drink. What’s more, we can tell you why.
Debenhams Glassware Ensures You Have the Right Glass for the Right Drink
The shape of your classic gin glass is a large bulbous balloon on a sturdy stem (a very bulbous wine glass). The large bowl of the glass is for your botanical type gins like Ophir and Bombay Sapphire. The shape is to house and enhance the flavour from the herbs in your gin. Placed on a large stem, it is perfect to ensure you hold your drink by the stem, keeping the gin cold as your hands won’t be able warm the glass by holding the bowl.
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Whisky Glasses from Debenhams
Whiskey is a drink for the connoisseur and is referred to having a nose on it. Like gin a whiskey glass is a short tumbler glass but with a bulbous bottom shape. The bulbous base allows for the aromas to gather and the slimming top half of the glass ensures it directs the notes of the whiskey to the nose of the drinker. More well known is the classic tumbler for whiskey, these glasses although not great for nosing are made to fill full of ice or even to use as part of a whiskey-based cocktail.
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Port is served in one of the smallest glasses in the glassware family. Also known as a fortified wine, port glasses are almost like a miniature wine glass. The smaller glasses are used in a similar way to whiskey glasses. It is all about capturing the aromas and flavours of the port and enhancing the actual drinking of the liquid. What you may not know is that generally port is served in these smaller glasses as the drink normally has an ABV of around 20%, meaning less is more. Although your red wine glass will offer the same advantages as a port glass for aromas, you may not want to be serving 250ml of 20% fortified wine.
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Debenhams Wine Glasses and Glassware sets Are Now 25% Off
Red & White Wine
When you are sat in a restaurant, can you tell the difference between your wine glasses and your water ones? Typically, your white wine glass is smaller and slimmer than your red wine glass (and who cares about the water glass, it has water in it).
Red wine glasses, like our aromatic spirits, have a large bowl to help release and intensify the aromas in the wine. As red wine also should be served at room temperature the larger bowl allows for a certain amount of body temperature to be transferred from your hands as you hold it. This holding and warming can enhance the flavour of the wine.
White wine glasses are slimmer and more tapered to restrict the oxygen getting to the wine. Most wine makers try to limit the amount of oxygen with their white wine to avoid browning or souring. White wine glasses are designed for you to hold the glass comfortably by the stem to limit the amount your own body temperature heating up the wine.
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Prosecco and Champagne Glasses
A personal favourite of My Favourite Voucher Codes is the beautiful champagne flute for your bubbly. These glasses are designed to be long and slim to help direct the bubbles to the surface, making the most contact with the tongue. Thus, giving the drinker the best drinking experience of champagne or prosecco. The slim design and long stem also helps with restricting body heating in warming the wine just as it does with white wine.
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Shop and Buy Debenhams Glassware
The great thing about the Debenhams 25% off sale is not just that you can save up to a quarter off the price of glasses, but that its not a seasonal present. You can also get further discounts on the sale with our Debenhams voucher codes that can save you an extra 10% off! Whether you are treating Mum to the correct white wine glasses for Mother’s Day or saving the perfect whiskey tumbler for Dad at Christmas, this is a gift that will keep. By ensuring that you buy the correct glass for the correct drink and drinker, you definitely can’t go wrong. They won’t go off, out of fashion or out of style.
Bottoms up, Bargain Hunters!
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge - 28th February 2018