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Inao wine glass

If you are looking for the perfect wine tasting glass the INAO glass also called ISO glass is a wine glass specially designed for this purpose! This type of wine tasting vessels are considered to have the ideal shap and dimensions to sublimate all wine aromas during a professional or formal wine tasting. Indeed they are recognized as the official wine tasting glass over the world and are essential glassware items for any sommelier, wine tasting enthusiast, wine merchant or connoisseur!

The INAO wine glass was defined by the French Association of Standardization (AFNOR) and adopted by the French l’Institut Nationale de l’Origine et la Qualité hence the name INAO.

The international official glass shape for wine tasting

 With a narrow rim and a slightly rounded bowl, the INAO wine glass or ISO glass is ideal for savoring a wine according to the rules! Serving your wine properly contributes enormously to the tasting experience! Indeed for a perfect wine tasting experience, the INAO or ISO glass should be filled at 50 ml so that it results in a perfect hemisphere in your glass. With this type pf glass no need for specific white wine glasses and red wine glasses. This tasting glass will equally sublimate both wine types

This type of wine glass and bowl has been specifically studied so that that the wine can be easily swirled around without spilling. This allows a better aeration so that all the flavors are released. Studies have proved that even medium quality wines taste better

The shape of the INAO glass bowl favors this process because the aromas are thus concentrated towards the opening which is narrower to help you you perfectly nose good wines such as a Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot, a Pinot gris or a Sauvignon Blanc for a perfect olfactive analysis.

Pair your INAO/ISO wine tasting glasses with a decanter

Also, before serving the wine and to promote an optimal tasting experience, it is important to oxygenate it properly! Using a wine decanter also ensures the optimal wine oxygenation. This process will allow your wine to "open up". Try prestigious wines like a Burgundy wine or a Châteauneuf-du-Pape A.O.C. The decanter will act as a wine aerator and sublimate every single aroma!

However bear in mind that this this type of wine glass is not recommended for the tasting of sparkling because this type of wine requires the use of another type of glass whose shapes will be very different from the INAO glass. Indeed, each wine type, must be tasted in a suitable glass! For sparkling wines for example, it is better to favor the champagne flute, whose shape preserves the CO2 of the wine and therefore keeps sparkling effect longer!

The INAO glass is a transparent glass generally made of crystalline glass or glass and has a capacity ranging between 210 and 225ml.

The INAO glass or the ISO glass must be made of ultraclear glass so as not to disturb the oenologist on his visual evaluation of the wine! Its transparency is therefore essential to make an evaluation as objective as possible. The INAO glass has all the characteristics for a fair unbiased appreciation of any wine type (red wine, white wine, young wine, old vintages) on every level: visual, tasting and olfactive.

Choose your wine glasses on AZ boutique

Whether you are looking for a glass or crystal wine glass, discover our range of INAO wine glasses on AZ Boutique! You will find the prestigious brands such as Cristal d'Arques, Chef and Sommelier, Luigi Bormioli or Arcoroc. You can other elegant wine ware items such as the pitcher, wine carafe, corkscrew and different types of wine glasses such as balloon glass, tulip glass, crystal glasses.

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