Types of Glassware/ different types of glass.

Types of Glassware/ different types of glass.


 Glass and drinkware is known as glassware. Glassware terms usually refers to drinking vessels,unless the dinnerwear is also made of glass. There are many standard, patterns and sizes of glass are available to serve the drink. Most glass drinking vessels are either tumblers or bottomed glass with no handles, footed, stem, yard (is very tall) , conical beer glass.

Types of Glassware:

  1. Tom Collins :
    A Collins glass is a tumbler glass, with holding capacity 240ml to 350 ml used to serve mixed drinks,named after Tom Collins. It is narrower, and holds less than highball glass.
  2. Highwall Glass:
    A Highwall glass is also a tumbler glass, with holding capacity 250 ml to 350 ml(8 to 12 fluid ounces), used to serve mixed drinks and water. It is taller than old fashioned glass, and shorter than collins glass. 
  3. Pint glass:
    A pint glass is a drinking vessels holding 568ml liquid and usually used to serve for beer. Pint glass has three common shapes conical, jug and flared top. Pints are good for serving stouts, porters and English ales.
  4. Shot glass:
    It is small glass which mostly used for measuring or serving up to three ounces of liquor. It is used for tiquila shot. It has thicker base and sides than whiskey glass.
  5. Beer stein:
    it is a traditionally-German beer tankard or mug, which made of pewter, wood, silver, percelain, earthenware or glass. These glasses are mostly used for the service of Draft beers. It has capacity of around 340ml.
  6. Pilsner Glass:
    Pilsner glass is used to serve pilsner (light beer). They are tall, slender and tapered. A true pilsner glass has an even taper without curvature. It hold approx. 340ml.
  7. Flute Glass:
    A flute glass is the preferred serving vessel for lambics and fruit beers. The narrow shape of this glass is maintain carbonation, while providing a strong aromatic front. It holds 200ml.
  8. Sherry Glass:
    This is a glass to serve sherry, port, aperitifs and liqueurs, and layered shooters, has capacity of 120 ml. 
  9. Pitcher:
    This larger container usually has a handle and a lip or spout for pouring the content into several glasses. Commonly use for serving beer.
  10. Goblet / Chalice:
    Goblets and chalice are large, bowl shaped, stemmed glass for serving Belgian Ales, German blocks, big sipping beers. Goblet is thin and light but chalice is thick and heavy. It has capacity of 385 ml.
  11. Snifter or Brandy balloon :
    Always has the same shape with a short stem so that the hand can heat the glass and allow the brandy/ cognac to heat up and release its aroma. It holds 180 to 240 ml.
  12. Wheat Beer Glass:
    A wheat beer glass is a glass used to serve wheat, known also as weizenbier or wibbier. In Germany, glass holds 500 ml and in other countries, 250 ml to 330 ml. 
  13. Tulip Glass:
    It used to serving Scottish Ales, barley wines, Belgian Ales or other aromatic beers. A 500ml. size should serve no more than  350 ounces of beer. No more than 265ml in a 350ml tulip glass.
  14. Red wine glass:
    It Has got the capacity of 220 ml and red wine is served only half the glass. Red wine glasses are rounder, wider bowl, which gives the wine a chance to breathe. Most of red wines are consumed at room temperature, the wider bowl allows the red wine to cool more quickly after hand contact has warmed it.           Bordeaux glass: Tall with a wide bowl, and is designed for full bodied red wines such as merlot and carbernet.                                                     Burgundy glass: Larger than Bordeaux glass, is designed for accumulate aromes of more delicate red wine such as Pinot Noir. 
  15. White wine:
    It is used to serving white wine and has capacity of 170 ml. It is generally narrower(not as champagne flute) with somewhat stra3or tulip shaped sides. The narrowness of white wine glass allow the chilled wine to retain its temperature for 2 reasons ;                The reduced glass surface areas, mean less air circulating around the glass and warming the wine.                             The smaller bowl of glass means less contact between the glass and hand, so body heat does not transfer easily.
  16. Port wine:
    Used for serving port wine. It has a capacity of 70 ml. 
  17. Cocktail Glass/Martini glass:
    These are stemmed glasses because the drink to be served in this glass has to be served chilled and hence the stem avoids the hand from heating the glass easily. The capacity can range from 70 ml to 170 ml.
  18. Delmonico Glass:
    They are straight sided and have a capacity of 110ml to 200ml.
  19. Champagne Flutes :
    It is a long stem with a tall, narrow bowl on top. The glass is designed to be held by the stem to help prevent the heat from the hand warming up the champagne. It has capacity 180 to 300ml.
  20. Coupette Glass:
    It is modified version cocktail glass, used to serve drinks where the glass rimbed with sugar or salt or any other condiments used to make some of the more exotics drinks such as margaritas.
  21. Old fashioned Glass:
    These are used to serve "spirits on the rocks". They range from 140ml to 250ml and most commonly used is 170ml.
  22. Yard Glass:
    A yard is a very tall glass used for drinking beer. This glass is approximately 1 yard long and holds 2 imperial pints of liquid. 
  23. Coffee mug:
    It is smaller version of the beer mug, made thick heavy glass and used for coffee. 
  24. Irish coffee Cup
    A unique shaped glass with handle that is used to serve any hot beverage such as cocoa or Spanish coffee.
  25. Decanter :
    This is used to carry mixes or can be used as a wine carafe. 
  26. Pony tumbler:
    This is a small used sometimes for the service of small juices. 

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