- Last updated: 02/23/12
- A Brandy snifter is a type of stemware, a short-stemmed glass whose main vessel has a wide bottom that narrows at the top. It is most often used to serve brandy. The large surface area helps evaporate the brandy into aroma, while the narrow opening helps to trap the aroma of the drink in the glass. The brandy snifter glass is usually able to hold between 180-240 ml (6-10 oz) but one should pour only 60-90 ml (2-3 oz) at a time.