Glass Matters

7 10 2016

Would you believe that the same wine tastes different out of these three different glasses? I wouldn’t have believed until yesterday. Riedel – The Wine Glass Company held a tasting in London yesterday tutored by Maximilian Riedel. It’s all to do with the rim diameter and the way the wine flows onto your palate. If it hits the tip of your tongue first where you taste sweetness, it makes the wine taste more fruit-forward, the other glasses accentuated the dry tannins. Different wines need different sizes of glass too. A subtle Pinot Noir was swamped in the big egg-shaped glass but loved the diamond shape, whereas a big spicy Aussie Cab needed the big glass to show all its fruit. Fascinating. I am now a convert!img_5426

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