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For the professional tasting and judging of a wine in the context of a wine review or. wine address There are specially developed for it wine glasses, These are particularly well suited by their nature and form, the Aroma, the bouquet and the colour a wine optimally unfold or present to the Degustator and thus to enable an objective assessment. There are different manufacturers or brands. The most commonly used glass in the world was made by the French authorities INAO developed in the 1950s. It has a short stem and a slender egg-shaped vitreous body. The capacity is 21 to 22.5 cl, for tasting, it is filled to about one third.

Of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) was created in 1980 the glass "Cabinet" for professional wine tastings (135 mm high). In the meantime, it has been replaced by a new "Sensus" glass suitable for white wine and red wine, which was developed by the DLG together with Schott-Zwiesel (182 mm high). Three prototypes were intensively tested for two years. Meanwhile, the new glass was added as a DIN standard. It has been in use since 2000 at the DLG Federal Wine Awards. The results were verified by a principal component analysis of physical parameters. This also clearly showed that the intensity of perceptibility of the different flavorings increases with the height of the cup and with the reduction in the opening diameter of white and red wine.


The glass is equally suitable for the tasting of white and red wines. It stands out due to its secure position, such as its good swivel and run-out behavior, and also meets sophisticated aesthetic requirements with its classic shape. For the tasting of sparkling wines, there is the "Sensus champagne glass" in addition to effervescence, The latest model "Sensus Black" allows a perfect blind tasting, In this case, one must rely solely on the palate and the nose, as the wine color is not recognizable. For the trained eye, the sight of the unknown wine in the glass often suffices for first insights. Due to the deep black of the glass, every light is swallowed, so neither colour other properties of the wine are visible and thus the greatest possible objectivity is guaranteed.

The traditional French Tastevin is a traditional tasting bowl of mostly silver, but has no practical meaning. See also below wine glasses. wine address. wine review and Weingenuss,

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