Each spring, Bluestone hosts a Riedel seminar that has more varietal specific glasses and a representative shares not only about the company, but why the glasses make a difference for your wine. For the seminars there are two different white glasses and two different red glasses.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Wait, there are more than just the standard white and red wine glass?” Yes, yes there are! You may also be asking yourself “does the shape of a glass actually make a difference?” Once, again the answer is yes, yes it does. The thin rim of the glass as well as the shape of the bowl are the two main differences that separate these from standard tasting glasses, such as the ones we use in our tasting room that have our logo. Riedel glasses enhance the flavors and aromas of the wine.
At our most recent seminar this past April, attendees used the Performance series glassware which consisted of a Riesling, Oaked Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot Noir glass. We used our 2018 Estate Grown Vidal Blanc in the Riesling glass, 2017 Estate Grown Chardonnay in the Oaked Chardonnay glass, 2014 Cadenza (56% Cabernet Sauvignon/44% Petit Verdot blend) in the Cabernet glass and the 2016 Steep Face (Estate Grown Chambourcin) in the Pinot Noir glass. Attendees were able to smell and taste the difference of using the Riedel glasses compared to a regular wine glass with each of the glasses and the wines in them.
Still not convinced? While we currently only have the Riedel seminar once a year, you can visit the tasting room and upgrade your tasting with either the standard white or red Riedel glass for an additional $6.50 and you get to take the glass home!
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