The Bar Snob: Snifter science

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

If you're going to be drinking quality scotch, bourbon or brandy, a short, stocky snifter's the way to go. Here's why:

1. Short stem keeps glass from tipping

2. Large, rounded bowl fits into palm, which warms the liquid for drinking

3. Wide base allows more liquor to evaporate and release aroma

4. Narrow top traps aroma to enhance tasting experience