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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


My preference is the right glass for the right wine made out of the right glass.  I may sound like a wine snob, well, I am!  The right glass for each wine enhances its flavor.  Yes, I used to think that this was clever marketing, until I want to a special tasting, where we experienced the difference.  I know you wanted a definite answer, and I gave you an encyclopedic one, but you asked!  LOL  Have a great weekend.  A

Jun 12, 2015 03:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Dana -- actually I believe the glass makes a difference but not as much as the content.   I defer to my experts in this subject:   Endre Barath, Jr. Dick GreenbergRon and Alexandra Seigel.   

Jun 12, 2015 02:50 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I agree with Endre but also for me, the thiness of the glass is most important.  I hate cheap glasses that make it seem like you're drinking from a coffee mug!  My crystal must be paper thin :)

Jun 12, 2015 03:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael Jacobs  you know this question would bring me into the conversation...in my experience I find that  the shape  and size of the glass not just the amount wine  poured makes a difference. Red wine glass shapes enhance the experience of sniffing, swirling and sipping. The more complex the wine the more important it is to have the right amount and shape to enjoy the wine. If one over fills or uses smaller glasses for the appearance of being full miss out on the total experience:))Endre

Jun 12, 2015 03:07 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Depends on how good the wine is, the purpose of the big glass is to get all the aromas etc of a really good wine. So I'd say expensive wine, big glass. Cheaper wine, small glass.

Jun 12, 2015 02:14 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I like medium glasses.

Jun 12, 2015 01:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am pretty amazed at the great answers from others.  Typically the restaurants I go to serve wine in a cardboard carton!  

Jun 12, 2015 03:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The larger glass may be more appropriate for red wines.

I will use any size glass if the wine is good.

Jun 12, 2015 03:09 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As correctly stated by so many, it is the type of wine that dictates the glass in which it it served. For the rest of use, the choice is made at the market....box or bottle?

I prefer a fuller container simply because it is easier to consume AND I do not posses the palate to discern a properly aerated wine from "Two Buck Chuck."

Jun 12, 2015 02:57 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I would think that most prefer smaller glasses as it give the illusion of more wine.  But, I would think wine buffs would prefer larger glass as it airs better and keeps aroma in for better experience.  I also associate the larger glasses w/ higher end dining.

Jun 12, 2015 02:13 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Smaller glass when it looks more full!  Makes me feel better about the high price I am paying for that glass!

Jun 12, 2015 01:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I prefer it to be in a huge glass filled nearly to the rim.  Just kidding.  I like the glass to suit the wine.

Jun 12, 2015 08:26 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Not much on Wine but I do like a full glass.

Jun 12, 2015 05:00 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It depends on the glass and at it's widest point is where I want it to reach for red. White wine can go higher but only slightly more. The serving should be about 5 ounces but that can vary depending where you are. Too full and a little spillage can ruin your outfit. Wine can be dangerous in more ways than one!

Jun 12, 2015 02:18 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Endre nailed this one!

Apr 23, 2018 05:12 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

I ordered a glass of white wine, which came in a HUGE glass made of thin, fine glass, but there seemed to be less than a sip in the bottom. The top of the pour came to way below the widest part of the glass. Even my kids looked at the glass and said "You got gypped."

Jun 16, 2015 05:39 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I prefer to buy the bottle...Better value and take home the extra.

Jun 12, 2015 01:17 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

HUGE but I always order a bottle of my choice and not just a glass.  Others will share or I will take it home.

Jun 12, 2015 10:06 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I prefer when it is delivered by the bottle, full bottle.

Jun 12, 2015 09:27 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't drink wine, but I always notice they hardly fill the glass.  If they give a large glas, they should fill it up, not just cover the bottom.  Are they fraid they are going to overfill or spill it?

Jun 12, 2015 09:10 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I prefer the right glass for that wine. 

Jun 12, 2015 09:09 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

How bout out of the bottle wrapped in a brown bag? I don't drink so I am only guessing here.

Jun 12, 2015 08:41 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am fine as long as they use the right kind of glass for the right kind of wine.

Jun 12, 2015 08:24 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Where's the bottle?

Jun 12, 2015 07:20 AM