The Bordeaux glass, is taller than traditional red wine glasses, yet the bowl is not quite as large. It is designed for full bodied, heavier red wines. The height of the glass allows the wine to proceed directly to the back of the mouth to maximize its flavor. Robust red wines do well in this tall, generous bowl as the size encourages oxidation and its straighter sides allow plenty of contact with air so the wine can breathe and develop. A Bordeaux glass is the ultimate all-around glass, versatile enough for pretty much all styles of wine. If you’re in need for just one type of glass, this is your go-to glass.