Your stemware should be crystal clear. No one wants to drink from a glass with residue or old wine remnants in it. But how should you clean your stemware? By hand? In the dishwasher? Is one method better than the other?
Ultimately, the choice between dishwasher or by hand will depend upon your stemware. If it is expensive or high-end, then hand-washing may be the best choice because you can give each piece the attention it deserves to get it clean. But if your stemware is the everyday kind without a lot of fanfare, then it is acceptable to put it in your dishwasher after a night of sipping your favorite wine.
No matter what method you use to wash it, you will want a quality soap that doesn???t leave residue behind. If you hand-wash the glass, dry it immediately afterwards to avoid water spots. You should also be mindful if you have hard water as this can be the culprit to residue from dishwashers.
If you ever notice an odd taste with your wine, it may be from your glass and you should look into changing your washing method or finding a new soap. Try one that is more eco-friendly and doesn???t use chemicals to clean.