Making wine requires extensive knowledge and even more experience of winegrowers, and serving requires – knowing the technique. The best sommeliers respect the basic rules of serving, including a specific order of pouring wine, a particular temperature of its delivery and a unique pairing of food and drinks that emphasizes the fullness of flavor in each bite.
RIEDEL GLASSES ARE DIFFERENT FOR EACH WINE AND EACH VARIETY OF GRAPES
Wine is known for its glass, just as a man is known for his clothes. With the tradition of more than 250 years and a global reputation that has placed it among the most prominent producers of wine glasses for more than 50 years, the Riedel company has demonstrated how much the shape of the glass impacts the perception of wine. The bouquet, taste, balance and final aroma of the overall fullness of the wine are primarily determined by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed and which has a complex role in recognizing and delivering the message of quality wine.
RIEDEL WINWINGS GLASS COLLECTION
Riedel glasses, different for each wine and each type, and even for a specific producer, as well as a large selection of decanters, can be found in Sun, Moon & Stars shops (www.sunmoon-stars.com).
Each wine should be "decanted" and poured into a suitable container before serving in order to separate the wine from sediments, colors, tannins, and tartaric acid crystals. When wine comes in touch with oxygen, it "breathes," resulting in the drink's actual characteristics remaining in the glass.
EACH WINE SHOULD BE DECANTED BEFORE SERVING
The impressive connection between form and function is evident in the elegant and imposing Riedel decanters which are as innovative as they are functional. Decanting allows young wines to open up and show their full potential, such as double aeration. It occurs when a wine is poured into a decanter and then poured out of it, absorbing a great amount of oxygen and producing an effect comparable to that of older wines.
The new concept of Winewings glasses emphasizes the stretched, flat bottom, wing-shaped, which increases the surface on which the wine lies, thus giving the greater intensity of aroma by increasing the level of evaporation. In addition, to give each grape variety the optimal aroma, it was necessary to slightly curve the wall of the glass, as well as to precisely calibrate the opening of each glass with a specific diameter. Unusual in appearance, these glasses are striking in their design and incredibly functional, taking into account the most important thing – the overall fullness of the taste of each wine skillfully comes to the fore.
RIEDEL AMADEO DECANTER AND FATTO A MANO GLASSES
The Fatto A Mano collection is completely chic because it combines the sophistication of hand-made (blown) crystal, in the style of the ancient Venetian tradition, with the latest technology of the 21st century, using fully automated machine techniques. The final product, perfect crystal glass with delicate handles in various colors, enchants the eye.
RIEDEL FATTO A MANO
Seduced by the visual magic of serving, indulge in drinking your favorite wine, allowing its enticing scents and exotic aroma to take you on a long journey of endless hedonism.
By: Ana Kralj