As any quality chef will tell you, presentation is of vital importance. And it's no less true when it comes to the pairing of cocktails and glassware. Each glass has its own connotations of class and style, completely aside from its own functionality, and so here's a little history behind it all.
Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel visits with an old friend and Brooklyn bar owner as they talk through the glassware options facing bartenders, how they make them, and what each glass has come to mean in modern culture. Check out the video below: