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How to Clean a Wine Glass
18 May, 2018

Cleaning a wine glass can be tricky.

The state of your wine glass can affect your enjoyment of a wine. A dirty glass may not only look bad, it can also affect the taste of your wine.

And because of their shape, wine glasses are not easy to clean. So, how can you clean them properly such that they are in tip-top condition?

We give you the steps below:

1- Ensure that your sink is clean. This will avoid dirt from other pots and pans from rubbing off onto your wine glass after washing. You would not want to put in all that effort in cleaning and still have dirty glasses after washing.

2- Fill the sink with lukewarm water. This will make it easier to remove the dirt and stains from the wine glasses.

3- Use only a small amount of detergent to wash the glass. Too much detergent may affect the taste of a future pour of wine.

4- Lather up the detergent and rub it around the inside and outside of the bowl area and then the stem. You can use a sponge to do this. Cradle the bowl on your hand as you wash the glass.

5- Once you’ve rubbed the detergent onto the wine glass, let it settle for a minute or two. Then, rinse off the detergent with water.

6- Use a lint-free cloth or towel to wipe down the glasses.

Two tips:

– If you can, wash the glasses as soon as the drinking session is over. Red wine can stain the glasses is left overnight. So give the glasses a quick rinse directly after the drinking session and a more thorough wash the next day.

– Hand wash your glasses for the best results. If you do use your dishwasher, use a delicate wash cycle and space your glasses away from each other to avoid the glasses from knocking into each other.

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