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Type

glasses & vessels

Description

A large style of wine glass, used for red and white (though mainly red) wines, popular from the 1960s on. Besides being designed to hold a relatively large volume of wine compared to its progenitors, it was made to expose a lot of wine surface area, presumably to speed up the "breathing" of the wine while cupping the aroma (or bouquet). It is a glass well suited to sangria and other wine-based mixed drinks.

Volume

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

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