Can't justify the price of the high end stuff, so I have a ton of Riedel - both Accanto and Vinum - whatever is available at Marshall's or Winner's. Burgs, Bordeaux, Chards, generic whites, etc.

Also picked up a bunch of Spiegelau Style and Salute before Christmas: Burgs, Bordeaux, whites, etc.

Like most people, I have lots of Riedel and Spiegelau specific stems that can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. I use these 90% of the time.  However, with old wines, I will often pull out Riedel Vinum varietal specific glasses which seem to maximize the flavours. Last night we tasted a 1990 Guigal Hermitage in Riedel Vinum Syrah glasses. The wine shone and it was worth the extra cleanup.

Bytown Rick posted:
jcocktosten posted:

Agreed. Although we have tons of industry Riedels that we dish wash and use most often

+1.  The restaurant version of the Riedel Vinum has been our daily red glass for years.  Perfect size/shape, and dishwasher friendly.

Same here. I go to so many tastings where they give the glass out for free, that I haven't bought a new glass in years.

javachip posted:
jabe11 posted:

My favorite, a Riedel, not sure if the exact bowl, but has 4 vertical flutes in the stem.  A distintive feel and solid for everything.  My last one.

Hey, is that the glass I left at your house, and you said you couldn't find it? 

Ha!  I hope not.  I coulda swore I had two of these.  Might be hard to get it back if it is

Bytown Rick posted:
jcocktosten posted:

Agreed. Although we have tons of industry Riedels that we dish wash and use most often

+1.  The restaurant version of the Riedel Vinum has been our daily red glass for years.  Perfect size/shape, and dishwasher friendly.

+1 on the Riedel Vinums.  Although we have several different varietal sets, we almost always just the use the Bordeaux stem for everything.  Our club is doing a Riedel tasting event in March, so I know we'll be coming home with a Riedel Veritas tasting set each if nothing else.  My wife has a glassware and linen addiction...

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