By the Numbers: Do You Always Drink Wine From a Wine Glass?

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Are You Always Using Wine Glasses to Drink Your Wine?

Ever feel insecure that you’re drinking your wine the wrong way and that everybody else knows what they’re doing? We feel you.

That’s why every Monday we will be giving you a new survey to help share your opinion about wine and see if your wine habits are the same as everyone else’s.

In this week’s survey we asked the Glass Half Full community if they always drink wine from a wine glass. The idea behind this question was: Do we really ALWAYS need a wine glass to enjoy a glass of wine? This is also always a topic of discussion when we were in the office. 

From just surveying ourselves we really thought that the majority of answers would be in the “sometimes” or “never” range. A lot of us will use a mug or different type of glass instead of a wine glass. Whatever gets the job done.

The Results

However, the responses didn’t show what we thought! Here are the results:

  • 71.0% of respondents said they always use a wine glass
  • 22.2% of respondents said they sometimes use a wine glass
  • 6.8% of respondents said they never use a wine glass

The largest majority of respondents said they always drink their vino from a wine glass. This means that individuals are following the traditional wine “rules”. However, is everyone drinking it from the correct type of wine glass

Also, if you are always drinking wine from a wine glass, be sure you’re taking care of your wine glasses to ensure they don’t get cloudy or make your wine taste funky. 

It is also important to note that you’re allowed to enjoy your wine from whatever kind of glass you want. Sure, there are “rules” about which wine goes into which glass. But if you’re just enjoying a nice glass with friends or by yourself, there is no need to grab that fancy wine glass.

In Vino Veritas

This survey helped us understand a little bit more about the Glass Half Full community and we loved learning about your wine preferences. Come back next week Monday to take another fun survey about your wine habits. 

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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

  1. I use stemless wine glasses because I teamed to spill things. I also use small jelly hrs, especially with spaghetti. It reminds me of an Italian restaurant I went to in college.

  2. I think having a glass of wine is a somewhat special event to be savored, so I always use a wine glass. I do serve champagne in a flute, but I use any wine glass for red or white.

    1. Hey Joann! We couldn’t agree more – having a glass of wine is always a special event and should be savored.

  3. If I’m trying a new wine, I definitely use a wine glass to pick up on the aromas and flavor notes. My on-the-regular drinkin’ wine is cheap and not fancy, so I’ll drink that out of a mason jar or whatever vessel is at hand. Basically, if I want to savor it, wine glass; if I’m just having a casual glass, anything will do.

    1. Hi Kelly! We love the mason jar idea, that is so cute! If we’re trying a new wine for the first time we will always put it into a wine glass! Just like you said it can help you pick up on different aromas and flavors.

  4. I have and always will drink wine out of a wine glass. I’ll use the stemless ones when camping or outdoors, but inside – it’s always a beautiful stemmed wine glass!

    1. Hi Cat! We love using stemless ones outdoors too, but there’s nothing better than a beautiful stemmed glass!

  5. I left the fragile wine glasses behind when I moved, but I kept my borosilicate double-walled mugs. They’re basically stemless wine glasses with handles, and I can savor wine from them just as well as tea or coffee :)

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