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Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 6

by Riedel

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  • Six glasses for young, full-bodied red wines
  • Glass design enhances taste of wines such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja
  • Machine-made, 24-percent lead crystal
  • Made in Bavaria by world's premier wine glass maker
  • 8-7/8 inches tall; capacity of 21-1/2 ounces
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 8.8 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00004SZ7G
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  • Item model number: 416 / 0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,583 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Austria's Riedel is the world's premier manufacturer of wine glasses. Made of 24-percent lead crystal, the Vinum series of glasses are the first machine-made wine glasses to be developed uniquely for each type of wine. Since their introduction in 1986, these wine glasses have had a large influence on the wine culture.

The glasses in this set of six were specifically shaped to highlight the fruit in young, full-bodied red wines with high levels of tannin, such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, and Tempranillo. The mouths of the Bordeaux glasses draw wine to the areas of the tongue that perceive sweetness, emphasizing the fruit and mellowing the acidity. The large bowls provide room for the wine's rich bouquet to unfold. Each glass stands 8-7/8 inches high and holds 21-1/2 ounces of wine. --Cristina Vaamonde

Product Description

Six glasses for young, full-bodied red wines Glass design enhances taste of wines such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja Machine-made, 24-percent lead crystal Made in Bavaria by world's premier wine glass maker 8-7/8 inches tall; capacity of 21-1/2 ounces


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Customer Reviews

Wonderful crystal stemware; all the Reidel Vinums I've used have been excellent.
reneereader
No wonder they tasted the same..... There really is a marked difference between the correct Riedel glass and any other wine glass.
Carla M. Morelli
Most wine accessories are just overpriced bits of ephemera and I'd much rather spend the money on more or better wine.
R. dolce

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

118 of 122 people found the following review helpful By M. Green on November 25, 2002
I've owned >100 Riedel stems over the years and used them for drinking everything from old Bordeaux to Montrachet to Cal cabs to Port. These glasses (and the Vinum Chardonnay, etc.) are beautiful, work extraordinarily well, and are a pleasure to hold. That said, however, they are also very expensive and don't provide any observable advantages over the equivilent Spiegelau stems (Spiegelau Authentis Collection Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 6) at less than half the price. Spiegelau also has the advantage of being _much_ more durable.

If price is no object, by all means buy the Riedel. However, if your real passion is wine (as opposed to glassware), do what I've done, buy the Spiegelau and spend the difference on a few really nice bottles to lay down in your cellar.

Update: Riedel now owns Spiegelau. Seems like the ultimate complement ... "if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em."

And updated again: I've recently started using the Schott Zwiesel Diva Tritan Crystal Cabernet/Merlot/Bordeaux Wine Glasses Set of 6 series glasses (also available on Amazon). They look as nice, and work as well, as the Riedel and Spiegelau but have the added advantage of being cheaper (than Riedel) and almost unbreakaable. My new favorite.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2004
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About two years ago I became interested enough in wine that I decided to invest in some high-end wine glasses. The choice came down to Riedel vs. Spiegelau. The first glasses I purchased were 6 Riedel Bordeaux ($89.99)along with 6 Riedel Chards($79.99). They are beautifully crafted with large bowls, very thin rims and wonderfull balance. Other reviewers have commented on the poor quality of Amazon's shipping so I will not expound further. The wines really do taste better out of these glasses. Unfortunately, the very thin rim, although elegant, is also fragile. Within one year two glasses were broken.
Last year I decided to try Spiegelau. If you wait until November/December Amazon will put them on sale and you can purchase 12 glasses for $29.99. These glasses also have fine balance but have a sturdier feel then the Riedel. The rims of the Spiegelau glasses are not as thin as the Riedels and so some may not think they are as elegant. The wine tastes every bit as good if not better out of the Spiegelaus. Unless you can break a $15 glass without uttering an expletive I would save my money and buy the Spiegelau which have now become my everyday glasses.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By lawyerwhocooks on April 26, 2002
If you don't already own a set of Riedel, and you're wondering "are they really worth the money?" - well, the answer is YES. Forget the snob factor. It's the "aroma" factor that makes these delightful glasses worth it. Unless your "wine" comes in non-grape flavors like raspberry, you will enjoy the "taste/smell" improvement offered by Riedel. I've compared Riedel to other (cheaper) large wine glasses, and Riedel still comes out ahead. If you're just getting started, begin by purchasing the Bordeaux glasses, as they offer the most obvious improvement over regular wine glasses.

Oh, and all the comments about how fragile these glasses are? Well, yes, but they're supposed to be washed gently by hand and not in a dishwasher. We've had great luck with ours.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Carla M. Morelli on November 20, 2002
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We tried a blind taste test with Riedel and a glass that had a similar stem and weight, making it nearly impossible to tell the difference when holding the glass blindfolded.
I tasted the first glass, then the second. There was a definite difference, but I thought I might be making it up, so I asked for the first glass again. That third taste seemed identical to the previous taste. I was disappointed that there wasn't a difference, but relieved because I didn't really want to invest in expensive glasses.
I'd been duped. Instead of getting the first glass back, I got the second one instead. No wonder they tasted the same.....
There really is a marked difference between the correct Riedel glass and any other wine glass. I've done blind tests on guests with the same results.
The good news is the marketing is not just hype. The bad news is I've invested heavily in expensive glasses.
Enjoy!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Great Faulkner's Ghost TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 19, 2001
I've been using these glasses regularly. They are OK for daily use, but can't compare with the pricey Sommelier series from Riedel. The top rims are too thick and slightly 'bulged', even for machine blown glass. They also lack the 'porosity' of hand blown crystal, meaning the bouquet really doesn't soar out as it should. On sale, these are OK, but there are better brands in this price range. In particular, you should look at a German brand called Spiegelau, which is also carried by Amazon.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 8, 2000
I've done many, many tests on how wine tastes differently in various glass options and in different situations. Riedel is one of the tests that is easy for even beginning drinkers to see the difference in. The flavor is *amazingly* different when you compare the exact same wine in a Riedel glass vs normal wine glasses.
Even if you buy inexpensive wines, you will get much more enjoyment out of them with this glassware compared to other options. If you are buying mid-range wines, the difference will blow you away. Think of the Riedel glass as allowing you to see what the wine in your bottle *really* was meant to taste like.
I use the Bordeaux glass for a number of red wine types, not just Bordeaux, and find it greatly enhances the flavor for them all. If you're a red wine lover, definitely give these a try!
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