The glassware you use and the way you clean your glassware both have a big influence on your wine-drinking experience.
One of the best parts about drinking wine is the glassware.
I love me some good wine in a Riedel because the thin rim allows for a smooth transition from glass to tongue.
But, they are tender, so Katie cleans them because my large hands tend to break them.
I recommend only washing by hand and using minimal soap because excess soap will leave a filmy residue on your glass.
Cleaning Wine Glasses
For cleaning wine glasses, I turn the heat up and clean the rim using a small soapy sponge.
Clean the rim to get the lips off.
Rinse with hot water a few times.
Then, dry with a lint-free cloth like this one so your glass stays clear and sparkling.
Boom. All done.
Decanters require a little extra work.
Turn your water on cold and rinse the inside a few times to get the excess wine out.
Now, turn it on hot and wash the outside with a soapy sponge.
Doing this keeps your decanter from fogging up. No one likes a foggy decanter.
There you go – your glassware will stay clean and pristine for years to come.