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claret glass

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Type

glasses & vessels

Also known as

small wine glass

Description

The claret glass was specified to contain claret wine. Claret was a British term to describe what was originally essentially a rosé wine from Bordeaux (clairet in French,) but, by the advent of the cocktail, had simply come to mean red Bordeaux wine. The claret glass was traditionally small, often with a slight flare at the lip. In later years, the term claret was used somewhat less frequently and the glass became more balloon-shaped.

Volume

5.00 oz (default CocktailDB volume; actual specimens may vary)

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