Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I'm kind of surprised, are you regularly in the market for glasses and decanters?
Outside of the very rare occasion when I break a glass I haven't even thought of buying any in years. Same goes for decanters. Once you have what you need (I have three wine decanters which is about 1 more than I need) why do you need a local for more?
Well, between my occasional wild gestures (I recently gestured a glass clear across the room) and my families washing skills (I now wash all stems and decanters myself), we have had some breakage. I hope that a switch from Riedel Vinum will reduce breakage of day to day stems. But I do prefer to physically see the stems before I buy (for myself and friends). And support my local wine accessories store.
Anyway, thanks for the earlier suggestions for stems and sources, Rob.