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.
Advantages and shortcomings of glass mugs I believe that everyone comes into contact with various glass products every day, such as glass mugs, glass doors, glass windows, etc. Although we are in constant contact with them, we do not know much about the types and properties of these glasses. However, due to insufficient understanding of glass materials, various problems often occur. We will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of glass to you to help you understand more. First, the advantages and disadvantages of glass cups:
1. Beautiful. High transparency, wonderful panoramic view in the cup, smooth surface, wear resistance, not easy to change color and fade;
2. Hygiene. The glass is not easy to dissolve, and can be used to hold any beverage without changing the taste;
3. High temperature resistance. High temperature does not melt or deform.
1. Fragile. Fragile and sharp fragments, easy to be cut, it is recommended not to let children use it alone;
2. Poor heat insulation. The glass cup is not insulated or insulated, but the double-layer design glass cup solves this shortcoming;
3. If the quality is not good enough, it will burst. It is easy to burst with sudden cooling and sudden heating.
What's So Special About Ceramic Coated Travel Mugs? If you're anything like me, just trying to function as a normal human without a regular top up of caffeine at key intervals throughout the day is almost impossible. So I get it. Keeping yourself caffeinated has become priority number one, especially those of you running around trying to keep up with your hectic schedules. The school runs, stuck in rush hour traffic or squeezing in an hour or two at the gym, whatever it may be, a travel mug can literally be a lifesaver. But for anyone jumping on the travel mug bandwagon, picking out a suitable mug can be a challenge, especially when you're deciding on which material is going to be the most beneficial. I'll make it easy for you. The best material for an insulated travel mug is one that has been coated in a thin layer of ceramic. Ceramic materials have a long history stemming back thousands of years. The material itself does not contain any harmful ingredients. However, some manufacturers add various chemicals during production that can be toxic. These chemicals are commonly used in the glazing and decorating stage of production. It's worth noting, however, that these issues are directed more towards traditional ceramic cups, plates, and other kitchenware and not modern ceramic coated travel tumblers which I am talking about in this article. So you can grab one of our travel tumblers and have peace of mind that your drink not only tastes how it should, but you're also not getting any unwanted chemicals unknowingly leaching into your drink. With ceramic coated travel mugs, you get the durability and the insulation properties of stainless steel but with the added benefit of a dual-layer hardened ceramic coating. But what's so special about a ceramic coating, I hear you say? Well, it all comes down to taste. A ceramic coated mug offers everything you love about your favorite insulated travel mug without sacrificing taste. The ceramic coating forms a barrier that stops any metallic tastes from leaching into your beverage. You don't drink out of a metal cup when you're at home, so there's no reason why you should when you hit the road with your travel mug. Also, another plus is that the ceramic material does not absorb flavors or aromas, which makes mugs coated in ceramic an excellent long-term choice. Especially, If you are someone who enjoys switching between coffee, tea, or cold beverages, then resilient materials such as ceramics are going to be the best option.
Should we choose a ceramic teapots? Choosing a teapot depends on a number of different factors: How will that teapot be used? How many people will use it? What type of tea is being served? There's lots to consider and the huge range of teapots available makes it easy to become overwhelmed. Today we're going to talk about the pros and cons of the ceramic teapots.
Heat Retention: Ceramic teapots offer medium heat retention and are therefore an excellent compromise between stainless steel and porcelain. They are simultaneously unlikely to be too hot to hold, or overstew your tea.
Wide Range of Designs: Not only are lots of teapots made from ceramics, but this versatile material is also available in a broad range of sizes and contemporary and traditional designs.
Potential Flavour Retention: Unglazed or unvitrified teapot interiors can absorb flavours over time and corrupt your future brews. That's why there are very few unglazed commercial ceramic teapots.
Lower Damage Resistance: Some Ceramic teapots can chip more easily than either porcelain or stainless steel pots. Fortunately, modern teapot manufacturers take care to maximise teapot chip resistance and there are also a wide array of replacement teapot lids available.
Cleaning: Ceramic teapots can be slightly more prone to staining than porcelain equivalents and therefore require an occasional quick additional wipe to remove internal tea marks.