Glass, Wine by the

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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In an increasing proportion of the world’s restaurants and bars, particularly in the United States, wine is served by the glass. This is especially useful for those who want to drink less than a half or full bottle, or want to taste as many different wines as possible in a flight of different small servings, or want to practise focused food and wine matching in a group that has ordered a wide range of different dishes. When carefully administered, with a high level of professional service and due attention to leftovers in opened bottles, possibly using special storage systems involving inert gas, this is an admirable service to the consumer. See also access system, wine.