The essential wine glasses
Shape does matter for maximum intensity and total enjoyment of wine.
The three most versatile shapes for red and white wines are the Ouverture Doublemagnum, Ouverture Magnum and the Vinum Riesling Grand Cru.
One glass is not ideal for all styles of wine; a wine’s bouquet, taste, balance and finish are all affected by the shape of the glass it is consumed from.
A wine will display completely different characteristics when served in different glasses. These differences can be so great, that when the same wine is served in several different glasses, even experienced wine connoisseurs believe that they are tasting as many different wines as there are glasses.
Riedel has created shapes that specifically enhance a wine’s harmony and highlight its unique characteristics.