|The perfect glass from which to enjoy the world's most popular grape variety. In truth, it works particularly well on all rich, creamy whites that have had some barrel fermentation or oak treatment. Although New World Chardonnay is by far and away the most popular example of this style, many other varieties would benefit from being served in this wonderful glass. Tasting is improved through its shorter bowl shape. By reducing the distance of the drinker's nose from the liquid, while still having sufficient volume for the wine's vapours to mingle, it helps integrate all the wine's fruity aromas with the spicy characters of the oak. The wide lip also gives the impression of softening the wine, reducing its acidic characteristics. Other successful matches with this glass include Viognier, Sémillon, Gewürztraminer and Rhône-styled white wines.