Because the color or aroma of wine is often best displayed in the most suitable wine glass. Any ultimate enjoyment in wine tasting is premised on a clean and translucent glass, and any residual stains or odors on your glass will greatly reduce the taster’s experience. That’s why it’s critical to properly clean and store your wine glasses!
How to clean a newly bought cup?
We all know that the newly bought cups need to be thoroughly cleaned before use. Of course, disinfection is also very necessary. However, some people will use the method of boiling water, but doing so can easily damage the wine glass or even cause it to break.
Correct cleaning method: Soak the wine glass in vinegar or lemon water solution for 1-2 hours, let the acidic substances destroy various microorganisms, and at the same time remove various film-like substances on the wall of the glass, then rinse thoroughly with clean water, and use a clean The wine glass wipes dry the inner and outer walls for later use. Of course, it is best to check against the light to see if the cup is clean and translucent.
How to clean used wine glasses?
(1) Machine washing: the fastest and most convenient cleaning method
Applicable object: ordinary short handle glass
If you have just finished a blind tasting party, there must be a lot of cups to wash. At this time, we can consider the machine washing method, which is not only clean but also fast.
One caveat when using a dishwasher is that cleaners can be avoided for wine glasses that are not visibly stained, and it is best to use the gentlest (and least time consuming) setting. Remember not to set it to heat operation, so as not to dry the unwashed cleaning agent on the wine glass. When the wash is over, open the dishwasher door to let the heat out, then immediately remove the wine glass and dry the inside and outside of the glass with a clean, lint-free dish towel.
However, the editor still recommends that you wash it by hand~ This can better extend the service life of the cup.
(2) Hand washing: it can better protect the cup and prolong the service life of the wine glass
Applicable object: any wine glass
If the wine glasses are cleaned immediately after use or rinsed frequently, then these glasses are not difficult to clean. The following editor will teach you how to wash wine glasses by hand:
Hold the cup with your left hand, be careful not to hold the fragile neck of the cup, and rinse it under the tap.
Hold the sponge in your right hand and gently wipe the cup. It would be better if there is a sponge brush with a handle. Slowly turn the cup and clean the inner wall of the cup before cleaning the outside. There may be lipstick stains on the mouth of the cup, which is also a key part of cleaning.
In the process of cleaning, you can add a little detergent, but do not add dishwashing agent, and it is best not to choose detergent with fragrance, because crystal cups are generally made of porous and permeable materials. Therefore, it is very easy to absorb the smell, thus affecting the aroma of red wine tasting. However, if the stains on the cup are not particularly serious, it is best not to add these cleaners~
If the wine glass has stubborn wine stains, don’t worry, you can try soaking the wine glass with white vinegar and water or lemonade alone for 1-2 hours, so that the wine glass can be shiny as new.
Small suggestion: It is best not to place too many wine glasses in the cleaning tank at one time, otherwise it will easily collide with each other and cause rupture.