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Term for the space between the surface of the poured wine and the upper rim of a wine glass. A bulbous glass shape with a large diameter in the middle with a goblet that narrows towards the top and thus has a large chimney ensure optimal development of the aromatic substances in the wine. This is why red wine glasses usually have a bulbous shape and white wine glasses a slimmer shape. See also under Wine Enjoyment and Wine Vessels.

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Wine glasses: Riedel from the Vinum series

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