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Why Drinkware Can Make or Break a Holiday

Are you raising a glass in celebration for the holidays? Or maybe you're bidding a farewell toast to 2020. Whatever reason you're celebrating, the type of glass you raise can be just as important as what's inside of it. Here are four reasons why it's important to pay attention to the glassware you're using at your next gathering.

A Drink Starts with Your Eyes: An amazing drink stimulates all of your senses. There's the taste of your drink, sure, but that's just the beginning. There's the clink of the ice in your glass. There's the weight of your glass in your hand. There's the aroma of your wine. And, last but not least, there's the way your beverage looks. You can appreciate its color, the way its garnishes complement its hue, and even the way light distorts through it through a glass. The right drinkware makes sure your beverage looks its best, which in turn will make sure you enjoy it at its fullest.

The Right Glass Can Influence Taste: Ever wonder why there are so many different types of wine and cocktail glasses? Your friend with the full bar isn't just showing off: whether they're made of unbreakable plastic or delicate crystal, the shape of your glassware has a very real impact on how your drink tastes. For example, exposure to oxygen has a big impact on the flavor of wine. Narrow champagne flutes help sparkling wines keep their fizz for longer. A thick beer mug keeps your drink cool as you sip (or chug). A wide brimmed margarita glass gives ample opportunity for sweet or savory coatings. The right glass can take a drink from 'good' to 'great,' and they're well worth paying attention to.

Glassware Sets Your Party's Mood: On one hand you have a red Solo cup. On the other hand you have a crystal wine glass. Both have their purposes. Both have situations where they absolutely don't belong. Bring a solo cup to an elegant dinner party and you're sure to get some sidelong glances. Bring a crystal glass to a rowdy frat party and it'll likely be in pieces within the first five minutes. Choose your drinkware carefully to match the tone you desire. Or, even better, find a middle ground with unbreakable wine and cocktail glasses. They look good enough to earn a place on even the finest of tables, but won't shatter into a million dangerous pieces if someone bumps it the wrong way. That's what we call a win-win.

Glassware is Just Nice: No, no, seriously! You don't have to have a clear reason to enjoy what you're drinking out of. Think of the mug you drank hot cocoa out of as a kid, or those tiny little cups your grandmother had next to her punch bowl. Drinkware finds its way into our memories, whether we consciously think about it or not. Put a little extra thought into what drinkware you set out at your next holiday celebration, and you may be surprised at how well it ties everything together.

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