Crystal Clear: Does The Glass Make a Difference? hosted by Maximilian Riedel

If you’ve ever wondered if the glass makes a difference, here is your chance to find out. Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation of this Austrian glassmaking dynasty will lead a glass tasting featuring the Vinum XL wine glass collection. Taste and compare four varietals in different Riedel grape-specific shapes and one joker glass. At the end of the tasting, the Riedel Vinum XL glasses are yours to keep. The Riedel Vinum XL series is approximately 10% larger than Riedel’s iconic mouth blown Sommeliers series, allowing ample breathing space for young and mature wines to unveil their multi-layered bouquets, delivering a full range of aromas.

Riedel Crystal is known worldwide for designing the most finely tuned drinking instruments for every level of wine sophistication. To showcase each wine in its finest form, Riedel’s varietally specific wine glasses enhance the aromas and taste components, finding a wine’s maximum complexity by featuring the best possible harmony. The shape and size of the glass creates a balanced interaction between fruit, minerality and acidity, while de-emphasizing the evidence of alcohol. When all these elements are in place, the glass becomes the wine’s ‘loudspeaker,’ transmitting the message of the beverage to the human senses.

Wines Featured

  • 2008 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France
  • 2007 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Robert Young Vineyard, Alexander Valley, California
  • 2002 Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir, Carneros, California
  • 2006 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

Friday, Feb 25, 2011

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Gansevoort Miami Beach, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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