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Hi All

I have been using Riedel Vinum glasses to date. However I am running low in Bordeaux glasses, due to breakage. So I am about to buy more.

I like the Vinums as they are offer as sizable bowl, but are lighter (not too heavy) with a thin lip. But they do seem to break easily.

I also like to buy in quantity, at a discount. Reidel does sell 8 packs for the price of six.

What do you all think of the Vinums? Alternate suggestions?

Thanks

Jhcolman

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Try the Reidel Wine, decorated stem. Same bowl, economical, difficult to break, reasonable weight vs. more expensive Riedel stems. Comes in a number of grape varietal shapes. Not in many stores.

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I had some of those glasses. Definitely more durable than the others, although when they do break the go off like a grenade. For some reason the wine didn't get legs/tears in those like it would in the lead crystal glasses and instead just left drops and blotches on the bowl. It bothered me enough that I don't use them anymore if I really want to evaluate a wine but the durability is definitely great for everyday use.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. Anyone else want to weigh in?

And .. Where in Toronto can I find a physical store with the widest selection of stems in stock?

Thanks

Jhcolman
 
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For my money, you can't beat these for everyday drinking.

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Hard to beat these for QPR.....

Virtually unbreakable, too.

PH
 
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
For my money, you can't beat these for everyday drinking.

Lenox


+1 and if you are lucky enough to find any of their discontinued Grand Burgundy stems, scarf them up!


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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Hard to beat these for QPR.....

Virtually unbreakable, too.

PH


Thanks for the link, PH.

I just bought two sets and had them sent to my daughter. She is out of college now and needs better stemware.

I love the one-click buy button. Cool
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. Anyone else want to weigh in?

And .. Where in Toronto can I find a physical store with the widest selection of stems in stock?

Thanks

Rosehill Cellars or the Bay

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I love the one-click buy button. Cool


Dangerous!

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Schott Zwiesels are terrific. $10 per glass is fairly common around me. When my Riedels break, I'm replacing them with Schotts.
 
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Another vote for the Schott Zwiesels.


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I buy riedel overture stems for home use. $3 a stem from my riedel rep.
 
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If you're in New Jersey

Riedel sale


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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Another vote for the Schott Zwiesels.


+1


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If you can have a local restaurant that would help you out, have them get you the Riedel Vinum Extreme Restaurant series. This was a few years back, but these glasses comes in a case of 12 stems for around $5/pop wholesale.


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If you can have a local restaurant that would help you out, have them get you the Riedel Vinum Extreme Restaurant series. This was a few years back, but these glasses comes in a case of 12 stems for around $5/pop wholesale.


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A lot of excellent advise and ideas.

Most appreciated.

Thank-you all.

Jhcolman


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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Another vote for the Schott Zwiesels.


+1


Love schott glasses at home and at work
 
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I wonder if there is a way to do a blind tasting to compare glasses. Of course, touching a glass yields tactile information, so one would have to control for that somehow.
In other words, you put the same wine in several different glasses. maybe someone else swirls it around. You stick your nose in the openings. can you tell which glass is which from the nose?
Not sure how you taste.


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I've been quite pleased with the Spiegelau Authentis Bordeaux stems, for performance (feel etc.), resistance to breakage, and QPR.


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Originally posted by irwin:
I wonder if there is a way to do a blind tasting to compare glasses. Of course, touching a glass yields tactile information, so one would have to control for that somehow.
In other words, you put the same wine in several different glasses. maybe someone else swirls it around. You stick your nose in the openings. can you tell which glass is which from the nose?
Not sure how you taste.


You blindfold the taster, so they can't see the glass. You have someone else hold the glass for you as they pour it into your mouth. You shouldn't be able to tell much from the mere touching of the lips to the glass.

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You blindfold the taster, so they can't see the glass. You have someone else hold the glass for you as they pour it into your mouth. You shouldn't be able to tell much from the mere touching of the lips to the glass.

Big Grin


When executing this procedure, the taster must wear a white shirt.
 
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Problem with letting someone else pour for you is that where the glass hits you on the nose is important if you have a big nose! You could wear work gloves and sip the wine yourself.

Or you could let the partner swirl the glass, sniff it and then drink thru a straw. Unless you believe that the wine will actually TASTE different from different glasses. But in that case, why do the experiment in the first place? Who tries to prove religion?


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I like the gloves idea. Still, the weight of the glass is an issue.
Don't like the straw suggestion. "Straw" backwards is "warts".


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