Enter a party or a pub. You can’t fail to hear the clinking sound of glasses followed by high-spirited Cheers!
Any celebration calls for drinks and toasting with raised glasses.
A glass is a general term for the cup/container used to serve a drink. It comes in different materials like stainless steel, copper, plastic, etc.
However, the most preferred material is glass. What is the reason?
- It is safe, chemical-free, and made from natural materials, unlike plastic or metal that contains biphenyl A (BPA), a cancer-causing chemical.
- Glass does not interfere with the taste of a drink, unlike steel/plastic/copper that tends to react and may even cause food poisoning.
- Glass is transparent. Drinks served in crystal rock with glasses are visually appealing, unlike drinks served in steel/plastic.
- A good quality lead-free glass does not retain color from the drink, unlike plastic that gets stained easily.
Can soup be served on a plate? Can a cup be used for a sandwich?
Not possible. Because each food has its distinct form and character, and we need to serve using the right utensil.
Similarly, it is not right to use a single glass for all types of drinks. Every drink is different. It is essential to use the correct type of glass for every drink.
- Dainty flute glasses are perfect for serving sparkling wine/champagne.
- A stem glass with a wide-mouth and small rim is ideal for serving wine.
- Tall and thin glasses are for cocktails.
- Rock with glasses – are perfect for serving scotch or whiskey.
- A Pint/pilsner glasses are for beer.