Posts Tagged ‘Riedel’

Glassware Trends – Flutes out & eggs in

It has been some years since the “champagne flute” was banned from our drinking circles.

Now is the time to have a ceremonial glass crashing; just like our Greek friends who enjoy breaking plaster of Paris plates at weddings.

Out with flutes and in with coupes or bit of glass that does have a constricted aperture. Even young Maximilian Riedel, the specialist Austrian wine glass maker who has made a glass shape for most wine styles in the world, agrees.  Read more →

Glassware Trends – Wise up on wine glasses

When it comes to good wine glasses, what do you look for? Stemless tumblers for stability? Oversized glasses that eliminate the need to get up to the fridge at all? The most expensive crystal you can find? Or just anything that has a bowl that you can swirl your wine around in, really!

We asked Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith what difference can the right glass make for wine?

“Well, it allows you to nose the aroma. And subtly, slowly, inhale the bouquet of the wine. If you swirl the wine, you encourage that to happen faster. If you swirl vigorously, you can create a cyclone effect, so that the aromas of the wine go up your nose, and you receive its characteristics, its personality if you like.

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