Wine glasses are different compared to the normal glasses because they are designed to be stylish, and what is more stylish than a crystal wine glass? There are different kinds of crystal wine glasses awaiting to hold your favorite drinks. They mostly have the same shape regardless of their sizes and it is said that the crystal wine glasses have a specific shape because this shape directs the wine into the best area of the mouth. It is also said that the wine glass shape is decided with the impression of the arrangement of the taste buds on the tongue so as to provide the maximum pleasure to the person drinking it.
There are two types of wine glasses, namely red wine glass and white wine glass. The red wine glasses have a rounder and a wider bowl which increase the rate of oxidation. There are further two types of a red wine glass, Bordeaux glass, and burgundy glass. The Bordeaux glass is tall with a broad bowl as it directs wine direct to the mouth, and burgundy glass is broader than the Bordeaux glass and it directs the wine to the top of the tongue of the drinker, it focuses more on the aroma of the wine as compared to the other type. And white wine glasses are usually huge in their size and shape used to deink Chardonnay.
A crystal wine glass is colorless and it sparkles more compared to a crystal whiskey glass, and that is why these are considered to be much more beautiful as compared to normal glass. The benefit of having a crystal wine glass is that it can be spun thin. Because of the lead present in it, it becomes softer and so it can be bent and this can be specially used for the edge or the rim of the glass where it has to be very thin but still strong enough to hold the glass together and not break on the hand of the drinker. Crystal wine glasses are generally much more durable than normal glass or even lead free crystal as the crystal wine glass with lead are dishwasher safe too.
Many people are concerned of the fact if a crystal glass is safe to drink from or not, to answer this question, yes! They are completely safe for humans to drink from it. Despite all the rumors saying it is unhealthy to drink from a crystal wine glass because of the presence of lead in it, we consume more lead in our everyday diet as compared to what we would intake if we had a drink from a crystal wine glass. So it is completely safe to drink from a crystal wine glass, it is not at all hazardous to health.