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Wine volume per tasting glass

Red or white.What is the maximum wine volume per glass for a tasting?

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by: Isabelle

Hi and thanks for your question.

For a technical tasting, we recommend up to 2 oz (60 ML) of wine per glass, assuming the wine glass is a classical wine glass (ISO type).

Having sufficient headspace above the liquid allows the taster to swirl the wine inside the glass to enable a better perception of the wine aroma notes. If the glass is too full, one cannot smell appropriately.

This volume is also usually sufficient to evaluate and appreciate the wine attributes.


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