The Riedel range has a vast selection to choose from, and each collection is varietal specific meaning that the hard work has been done for you! But you may be wondering what it is about these glasses that enhance your wine drinking experience.
Frankly, there’s an awful lot to it. 100s of years worth of trying, testing and crafting with a passion, to create the optimal receptacle, in fact. But one thing that lies at the core of every design is the oxidisation process. White wines should always have their oxygen exposure limited, so these are best enjoyed in tall glasses with a smaller bowl which will help keep the wine cooler for longer and also preserve and enhance delicate notes. Red wines tend to be fuller in flavour and complex aromas and actually do better when given some time to breathe. This is why using a white wine glass for a red wine will have a negative impact – red wine wants oxygen to develop, and using stemware which closes this off stops it in its tracks.
If you haven’t stocked up on the appropriate Riedel stemware for your red wine’s oxidising needs, decanting the bottle 30 – 40 minutes before serving will make a world of difference.