Burgundy wine glass
Fruity pinot noirs from Burgundy are best served in tapered glasses that swell in the middle, allowing the bouquet to develop fully. Michael Kraus

There’s an alchemy that occurs when wine comes into contact with air—a reaction between alcohol and oxygen that unleashes the wine’s complex flavors and aromas. When we tasted our way through some of California’s best wines (see Feature: The New California Wine), we encountered glasses designed to enhance the flavors and aromas of particular varietals. Here’s a survey of some of the best of them: See Photo Gallery.