The Importance of a Wine Glass
You’re probably wondering why some people are such sticklers about wine glasses. What’s the big deal if you prefer your wine out of a Solo cup? If the wine is cheap and you only want it for its ‘therapeutic’ benefits, then a Solo cup is fine! However, if you’re trying to understand wine and want to be able to taste all of the nuanced flavors, then you may want a proper glass. This is how the wine glass mug works:
Releasing aromas: Enjoying wine is all about aromas. It’s the same joy as smelling bacon frying or sniffing a hot cup of Chai tea. With wine, the aromas are released as the alcohol volatilizes from the surface of the wine. Having an increased surface area is a benefit to optimize releasing aromas while drinking. There have been studies to show how swirling wine increases surface area.
Collecting aromas: It’s a surprise that not more coffee and tea cups have ‘aroma collectors’, because they’d benefit from the same effect that the bowl of a wine glass offers to wine. Depending on the style of wine, you may want a large aroma collector or a smaller one. There are no set rules for this logic, however we’ve seen that white wines typically have smaller aroma collectors and bowls to maintain their temperature whereas red wines typically have larger bowls to showcase their aromas.
Thin lips: There are differing opinions on the lip of a glass, however the general consensus is that the thinner the lip of the glass, the less ‘in the way’ the glass is to the drinking experience. We’ve seen this in all types of glasses, from water to whiskey.
4 reasons why you should choose ceramic mugs
There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the perfect ceramic-mug for gifting, personal or professional use. These factors consist of questions you should ask yourself such as do you want your drink to stay warm longer? Do you like to drink in style? or maybe you’re trying a new sustainable and more environmentally conscious way of living. With many different options and factors to consider when choosing a mug, here are 5 reasons to use ceramic mugs:
Ceramic Mugs Retain Heat Much Longer: The first reason to choose mugs made of ceramic over another material is that ceramic keeps your drink hotter for a longer period of time. Beverages served in ceramic loses heat at a slower rate compared to mugs made out of other materials as ceramic is more porous which means conduction occurs slower in ceramic mugs. Conduction is loss of heat is through the direct contact of two materials, with one being cooler than the other. The process of conduction itself is slowed down by the little air pockets developing in the pores of ceramic acting as heat insulation. Besides conduction, convection which means a loss of heat through the air, also plays a role in contributing to a cold drink. Initially, the mug warms up until it loses heat through convection. In turn, this causes it to draw more heat from the beverages via conduction. Compared to glass, ceramic has a higher specific heat which means that glass will lose heat through convection at a slightly faster pace than ceramic. Heat loss through convection occurs about 11 percent slower with a ceramic mug compared to a glass mug of the same shape and size.
Your Beverages Just Simply Taste Better: Each one of us have a certain perception when it comes to the quality standards of the beverage product we consume. Whether it has come to our attention or not, the importance of the vehicle or in this case the mug or glass that we use to consume our beverage highly contributes to this perception.
Enjoying a beverage is not all about the taste anymore but also the weight, texture, comfort and overall aesthetics of the mug or glass used to consume it and there is no other container that fits as perfectly in your hand as a ceramic mug. All this time you might have thought that stainless steel mug is the perfect mug for your beverage but the truth is that it is not good for your overall health in the long run. This is due to its chromium oxide layer (what makes the steel “stainless”) absorbing all the soap, manufacturing lubricants, and other rancid components.
More Environmentally Friendly : With the advancement of technology giving ease in accessing everything we want to know about, people have started to be more and more conscious of what and how they contributed to the environment and its health. If you are using plastic, paper or styrofoam cups, you should consider to switch to ceramic mugs as despite ceramic mug taking more energy and resources to create, styrofoam and plastic cups are not biodegradable. You can also decrease your carbon footprint as mug made by ceramics surprisingly doesn’t weigh as much as other mug types like glass, which means that they are lighter. When shipping mugs in large amounts, the tiniest fraction of an ounce between mug weights can add up to the increase in shipping resources. Extra manpower, resources and also energy usage such as gas for trucks and ships all contribute negatively in protecting the environment.
It Can Be a Great Marketing Tool Or An Awesome Gift: Whether you are a business looking for brand awareness or someone that is searching for the perfect customised wedding souvenir, ceramic mugs can be great tokens of memorabilia for those that shop your stores or attend your events. Ceramic mugs lets you give your guests or recipient a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remind them of your event or brand every time they see it. Now people can take a little piece of you back home with your logo and design of choice branded across the front.