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Types Of Drinking Glasses: Behind The Glassware For Wines, Beers And Liquors

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Do you ever wonder why we're supposed to drink wine from wine glasses, beer from beer glasses or brandy from brandy glasses? Well there's a reason and it's not as simple as you think. First, know this: It's not just meant to make you look fancy. These glasses are all specifically designed to maximize each drink's aroma and flavor in different ways. Even the pint glass you drink your beer out of is designed a certain way. And wine glasses, well, nowadays there's practically a glass for every variety, but you don't need more than a few to get by. Find out why each alcoholic beverage is meant to be drunk out of a specific glass in the slideshow below.

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