Is choosing the right glass that important?

Yes, choosing the right glass definitely makes a difference!

Try this casual experience at home : taste the same wine in a quality glass with the right shape (ex : Riedel Ouverture, Spiegelau Expert Testing), and then in a cheap glass. You will have the feeling you are drinking two different wines !

Tasting glasses are blown in a specific way so as to enhance the contact between oxygen in the air and the aromatic wine molecules. Therefore, the crystal thickness, its shape and volume are decisive to help develop the aromas, texture and taste. A small investment for great results on the whole tasting experience.