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The short answer: Yes. Although wine glasses are often admired for their beauty each element, from the bowl to the stem to the foot, serves an important purpose in making sure the wine is served up and enjoyed in its most perfect state. Here's how the basic anatomy of a wine glass breaks down (no pun intended).
The Foot The foot is the flat base that allows the wine glass to stand on its own and not tip over, especially when filled.
The Stem The stem was created so that a wine drinker's hand need never come in contact with the bowl and risk either smudging the glass (and ruin the view of the wine) or warm it with body heat.
The Bowl The bowl of a wine glass is perhaps the most important element, as well as the most stylized. The shape and size of the bowl affects how the aromas are trapped and circulated, how much aeration occurs, and how the wine is showcased