A short-stemmed, pear-shape glass that's larger at the bottom than it is at the top. Snifters are recommended for drinking fine brandy. When the brandy-filled snifter is cradled in the hands, the liquid—warmed by body heat—releases its delightful aroma.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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