As with all Riedel glasses, the
Gourmet glass bears Riedel's hallmark thin polished
rim, making it as functional as it is attractive. The rim permits the wine to flow
smoothly and evenly from the glass and presents no
barriers to the flow such as one encounters in a glass
with a thick rolled rim.
Product description:Each piece features Riedel trademark, hand polished thin rim.
As with all Riedel crystal glasses, the Gourmet crystal glass bears Riedel's hallmark thin polished rim, making it as functional as it is attractive. The rim permits the wine to flow smoothly and evenly from the crystal glass and presents no barriers to the flow such as one encounters in a crystal glass with a thick rolled rim.
"It takes a great deal of efforts for a talented wine-maker to produce a good wine. These efforts can be ruined in no time if the wine is not served properly. The quality of the glass plays a crucial role here and Riedel produces the largest range of high quality glasses, specifically fine-tuned to fit the predominant wine varietals of the planet. Riedel makes it possible to fully appreciate all the nuances of aromas and tastes from the best wines of the world." -Michel Bettane
The Riedel glass designs are based on the exceptional characteristics of each grape variety, which in turn determines the shape, size and rim diameter of the bowl. The latest machine blown technology, in conjunction with the seamless pulled stem, offers a special design feature "architecture", which creates an indent in the bottom of the bowl, reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively color of wine.
Shop an extensive collection of the Riedel wine decanters, and a few of them that are exclusively made for Crystal Classics, not available in any other store.
"I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines. Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time. Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging." - Georg Riedel