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For the professional tasting and evaluation of a wine as part of a wine review respectively. wine address there are specially developed for it wine glasses, These are particularly suitable due to their nature and shape, that Aroma, the bouquet and the colour to develop a wine optimally or to present it to the tasting agent, thus enabling an objective assessment. There are different manufacturers and brands. The glass, which is mostly used worldwide, was created by the French authority INAO developed in the 1950s. It has a short stem and a slim, egg-shaped glass body. The capacity is 21 to 22.5 cl, only about a third is filled for tasting.

Of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) the "Kabinett" glass was created in 1980 for professional wine tasting (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 In the meantime, it has been replaced by a new "Sensus" glass suitable for white wine and red wine, which was developed by the DLG together with Schott-Zwiesel (182 mm high).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 have been extensively tested for two years. The new glass has now been adopted as a DIN standard. It has been used for the DLG federal wine award since 2000. The results were confirmed by a main component analysis of physical parameters. This also clearly showed that the intensity of the perceptibility of the different flavorings increases with the height of the goblet and with the reduction in the opening diameter for white and red wine.


The glass is equally suitable for tasting white and red wines. It is characterized by a secure stand such as good swivel and runout behavior and also fulfills demanding aesthetic requirements with its classic shape. The "Sensus champagne glass" is also included for tasting sparkling wines effervescence, The latest model "Sensus Black" enables a perfect blind tasting, In this case, you only have to rely on the palate and nose, as the wine color is not recognizable. For the trained eye, the sight of the unknown wine in the glass is often enough for initial insights. Every light is swallowed by the deep black of the glass, so that 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 made mostly of silver, but has no practical meaning. See also under wine glasses. wine address. wine review and Weingenuss,

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