- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm ; 181 g
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Item model number: 408 /5
- ASIN: B000069CF1
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 12 2013
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #556,809 in Home (See Top 100 in Home)
Riedel Ouverture White Wine Glasses, Set Of 4
- 4 glasses shaped for serving white wines
- Machine-blown of lead-free potash glass
- Cut-and-polished rims so wine flows easily onto tongue
- Each holds 9-7/8 ounces, stands 7-1/8 inches high
- Made by world renowned wineglass makers
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4 glasses shaped for serving white wines Machine-blown of lead-free potash glass Cut-and-polished rims so wine flows easily onto tongue Each holds 9-7/8 ounces, stands 7-1/8 inches high Made by world renowned wineglass makers
From the manufacturer
Welcome To Riedel
'The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make'. (Quote: Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate)
'The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50 years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure than almost any winemaking dynasty'. (Quote: Time Magazine)
Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He is thus the inventor of the functional wine glass. Make a journey through our world of glasses and senses.
Riedel's Ouverture Collection
Ouverture is the uncomplicated starter series from Riedel for customers who appreciate good, inexpensive wine. There are no grape varietals or wine regions to confuse the buyer. This is our endeavor to do justice to 'the pleasure of drinking' with six sizes of glass.
From a simple wine glass to a glass which is a pleasure to drink from: every Riedel collection arises out of sensory workshops designed to engage all the senses. No other name is as closely associated with European glass art and glass technology as that of Riedel. That is why every glass bears the Riedel lettering as a unique distinguishing feature.
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A few notes: the magnum has a very short stem, lending itself to cupping the vessel vs. holding the stem- which is a better way to drink a red wine. The magnum has a large opening so you can easily get your nose in there, dramatically enhancing the aroma. If you insist on holding the stem, you may not like this magnum due to the short stem making it a bit challenging to get a grip on it. Red / white wine glass- to me looks like more of a white wine glass but it could definitely double for a red glass (particularly for a lighter, less full-bodied red). Champagne glasses: I love with the larger vessel. It's bold and beautiful. If you prefer a smaller / more dainty vessel, you may not care for these champagne glasses. We bought 1 'pay 8 get 12' box to see if we liked them, and we do. In fact we just bought 2 more boxes.
We're glad we bought this non-varietal specific set. We enjoy drinking wine but we're not connoisseurs, and we drink many different varietals. So this was perfect for us. We also entertain a fair bit, so having a full set of 12 glasses that can accommodate all of our wine / champagne needs made more sense than having several smaller sets of the varietal-specific glasses. With that said, some of the varietal-specific sets from Riedel look amazing, so at some point we may by pairs of a few of them for special occasions.
The packaging is amazing. We won't be keeping it as we store our glasses in cupboards, but if don't have space to do that or you just like to keep your glassware in boxes, the packaging on this set is really nice. All 12 glasses fit into one box with a small handle on top, and each of the 3 different glass styles comes in their own fold-open 'crate' that you can easily pull out of the box, pull the # of glasses you need, etc. Packaging is designed so that it's quick and easy to take out and replace glasses into the packaging- i.e. no wrap paper, etc.