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Spanish name for the typical sherry glass with a tulip-shaped goblet tapering upwards to concentrate the aromas on the nose. This is also the name of a small tulip that grows in Sherryland. It is (because of the higher alcohol content of a sherry) with a volume of only 80 to 140 ml much smaller than a normal wine glass and is also only half filled.

Trinkgläser: Portwein, Sherry, Grappa, Rotwein

It strongly resembles a port wine glass, but is slimmer and higher. In Spain, the sherry glass in the cellar is traditionally filled from the barrel in an artistic way with the Venencia (scoop) in a high arch. The special glass for the sherry type Manzanilla is called Caña. See also under wine glasses, wine vessels and wine enjoyment.

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