“I’ve read that you recommend that wine glasses be stored upright. Why?” —Phil C. (Dallas, Texas)

Hi Phil: With a good wine glass, the rim is fairly fragile. The foot of the glass is far more sturdy for storage. But something else is operating too. Wine glasses stored on their rims easily pick up the aroma of the wood or shelf lining paper in the cabinet they are stored in. Smell the bowl of a glass that’s been storage upside down on its rim. The glass often smells funky or musty. Definitely not what you want to pour a nice wine into!

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