Riedel Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass, One Size, Clear

  • $99.00
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Brand: Riedel

Color: Clear


  • Hand-made, fine crystal wine glass - single stem
  • Capacity is 13 3/8 ounces and the glass height is 8 7/8 inches
  • The glass is specifically shaped to balance the high acidity and sugars in white wines such as Riesling (late harvest), Zinfandel, Beaujolais Nouveau, Gewürztraminer, Vouvray, Chianti, and Bardolino
  • All hand-made items are made in the European Economic Community
  • Dishwasher Safe

Details: Product Description THE RIEDEL MARK OF QUALITY - Working with the Italian Sommelier association A.I.S. (Associazione Italiana Sommeliers) Claus Riedel unveiled the world’s first gourmet glass series in Orvieto in 1973. The series comprised 10 sizes. The world of wine has changed radically since then. Today, there are regions and continents producing wine which did not exist or were unknown at the time. Sommeliers has developed into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art "Vitrum-Vinothek". As a result of global demand, Sommeliers now represents the benchmark among wine glasses and is the most successful hand-made glass series in the world. Every glass is an individual piece, with the upper part blown into shape and the stem and base shaped by hand using methods that were developed around the time of Christ's birth. Our glass makers contribute the talent, skill and care required to give the Sommeliers series the hand-crafted finish that our customers expect. The hand-made Riesling Grand Cru/ Zinfandel from the Sommeliers series is made from the finest crystal glass and impresses with its classic design for unique enjoyment. Amazon.com Handmade of mouth-blown crystal, this wine glass is from Riedel's top-of-the-line Sommeliers collection and is for those who take their wine seriously. The classic design is understated enough for an after-work glass of wine and elegant enough to dress a holiday table. The glass is specifically shaped to balance the high acidity and sugars in white wines such as Riesling (late harvest), Zinfandel, Beaujolais Nouveau, Gewürztraminer, Vouvray, Chianti, and Bardolino. Each glass weighs a substantial 10 ounces and holds 13-1/4 ounces of wine. It stands 8-7/8 inches high with a 3-inch wide bowl. --Cristina Vaamonde From the Manufacturer A Glass Is Not Just a Glass The Content Determines the Shape Riedel's belief when it comes to develop a shape is that design ideas are not born on a drawing board but shaped by trial and error with the help and support of the world’s greatest palates. A person interested in wine is led by color, bouquet, and taste. He often does not consider the glass--used as an instrument to convey the message of the wine. Over the years we have acquired some interesting scientific explanations as to why the shape of a glass so influences the bouquet and taste of alcoholic beverages. The first discovery was made while enjoying wine. The same wine seemed completely different, when served in a variety of glasses--so much so that experienced connoisseurs were made to believe that they were tasting a different wine. In the next step, Riedel was able to determine shapes in which the wine seemed to improve. The grape variety is the key factor determining the relationship between fruit, acidity, tannin, and alcohol in wine. We started to recognize the complicated role played by size and shape in conveying the message of a fine wine. The Influence of Size and Shape on Alcoholic Beverages Bouquet The quality and intensity of aromas are determined by the personality of a wine and the relative affinity of the glass shape. Bouquet can only develop in a range of temperatures. Low temperatures temper the intensity, whereas high temperatures push mainly alcoholic fumes. When describing the importance of the glass shape we assume that the right serving sizes (white wine: 2-3 ounces; red wine: 3-5 ounces) and temperatures are respected. When wine is poured out, it starts to evaporate and the aromas quickly fill the glass in layers according to their density and specific gravity. The lightest vapors are at the rim, the heaviest on the bottom. Consequently the size and the shape of the glass can be fine-tuned to the typical aromas of a grape variety: The lightest, most fragile aromas are those which resemble flower and fruit aromas. Slender, egg-shaped glasses emphasize this kind of aroma. The middle is filled with green vegetal aromas and earthy mineral components. The heavi

EAN: 9006206911660

Package Dimensions: 16.4 x 5.8 x 5.4 inches

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