snifter n : a globular glass with a small top;
used for serving brandy [syn: brandy
- For other uses, see snifter
A snifter -- also called balloon or Bauble -- is a
type of stemware
whose main vessel has a wide bottom that narrows at the top. It is
often used to serve brandy
. The large surface area
helps evaporate the brandy into aroma, while the narrow opening
helps to trap the aroma of the drink in the glass. The glass is
usually able to hold between 180-240 ml (6-8 oz) but one should
pour only 60-90 ml (2-3 oz) at a time.
"Snifter," incidentally, is a British
colloquialism for a small amount of alcohol in a glass.
snifter in Finnish: Aromilasi