Brands invent all sorts of wine gadgets to enhance the taste of young wines. After the carafe and the aerator comes to specialized wine glass.
Leave it to the French to invent the concept. The airing surface is designed to stimulate the development of the aroma.
So far, I only saw the Luminarc’s young wine glasses at La Redoute, a French retail chain. Times will tell if it is a start of a trend or simply a marketing idea.
The four glasses at the top are the traditional wine glasses. You can see that the shape of the glass for young wines is quite different.
+ Vinery collection by Luminarc – text in French