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What Makes Riedel Wine Glasses So Special?

 

Riedel wine glasses are hand made by highly skilled artisans.  Some of the glasses are even hand blown, either in their entirety or partially.  Wow, that's a lot work that goes into each and every wine glass.

In addition to the attention to detail that is put into each glass, Riedel makes each glass a specific size and shape to enhance the flavor and aroma of the wine you are drinking according to the variety of grape that is used to make the wine.

When I first heard about this, I thought "Baloney!"  I thought the guy in the shop was having me on.  Turns out he was not pulling my leg or making fun of my inexperience as a wine drinker.  There really is a scientific method that they use to make sure that the wine glasses are constructed in such a way as to make sure that the wine lands in the correct spot on your taste buds to ensure the optimal taste of the wine.

So red wine glasses are made in a different shape than a white wine glass, which is a different shape than a champagne glass.  And not just for the purpose of aeration, but also to have your head and taste buds in the correct position to get the most aroma and flavor from a particular type of wine.

Watch the video below to see how Riedel hand crafts their wine glasses

I trust you will enjoy the next few pages of shopping I have put together for Riedel wine glasses.

Riedel Stemless Wine Glasses

 

Wine Tumblers are great for everyday use

Have you noticed how wine tumblers are becoming more popular these days?  What is so great about Riedel stemless wine glasses?

  • More stable than stemmed wine glasses, less chance of knocking it over
  • Safer to run through the dishwasher than a stemmed wine glass
  • They take us less room in a normal kitchen cabinet, meaning you will not have to have such a tall shelf area to store your wine glasses
  • No need for a separate wine glass rack if you do not have the room for one
  • They can be stacked if you are really short on cabinet space
  • Use them for more than just drinking wine out of
  • Same technology used in other Riedel wine glasses
  • Machine blown, so more inexpensive than the mouth blown Riedel wine glasses

Some folks are proving hard to win over to the stemless wine tumblers, saying they are not "real" wine glasses.  But since Riedel is using the same technology to make the stemless wine glasses as their regular line of stemmed wine glasses, what is the issue?

They are just as classy looking as stemmed wine glasses and these are not the bulky, heavy type of tumblers you would use for, say, a scotch on the rocks.  Riedel stemless wine glasses are more delicate in the feel, like a regular stemmed wine glass, just without the stem.

 

Riedel Sommeliers

Riedel Sommeliers and Riedel Sommeliers Black Tie

The most coveted of wine glasses by wine enthusiasts everywhere

 

Each of these special wine glasses is made from 24% lead crystal.  Each wine glass is hand made and hand blown.  No machine processes in the making of these highly sought wine glasses.

In the case of the Riedel Sommeliers Black Tie, each glass will be touched by 25 different highly skilled craftsmen before the product is finished. 

On the Black Tie series, the red wine glass that is specifically crafted for a certain varietal of wine will have a black stem.

The white wine glasses from the Black Tie series will have a black base with a clear stem. 

Each of these wine glasses is specially crafted to enhance the taste and aroma of the wine.