I’d always heard people saying that a wine will taste different depending on the type of glass it is served in, but I had never put the theory to the test for myself. I got the chance to do so recently at a tasting using Riedel glasses. Riedel is probably the most recognized and lauded glassware company in the world and we were treated to a chat and tasting with the 11th generation of the family, Maximilian Riedel at Vinopolis in London.
As you’ll see in the video below, we tried a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon, first in the glass that was designed specifically for the grape variety and then in other glasses (Riesling and Pinot Noir) and I was quite astonished at how much the aromas, flavours and texture of the wine really did vary between the various glasses.
The glass acts as the stage upon which the wine can perform. Each one is created with care and extensive research so that every sip of the wine from the correct glass shows the wine at its very best and this is determined simply by the shape of the glass (as you’ll see when we taste from a plastic cup!)
I hope you enjoy the video and find it informative. I’d love to hear what you think about Riedel glasses, tasting and drinking wine, so please leave a comment below.
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Tara – Wine Passionista