A new shape has emerged: A flat-bottomed glass, wide and reminiscent of the wing of an aircraft, complete with winglets. A Striking New Wine Glass Collection from Georg Riedel ... Riedel Winewings has seven glasses in total, three for red wines, three for white ...and one for sparkling.
Each glass has it's appropriate wine name discreetly etched on the base. The Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Champagne glasses are technically the same shaped glass, but you may order based on which wine is your favourite wine as this is the name you will see etched on the base.
Sold individually in box of 1
Why a flat bottom?
In his own words, Georg Riedel describes the evolution and ultimate functionality of Riedel Winewings: “We make our first impressions by eye, when assessing our chosen wine in the glass, and then we smell, before we ever taste. I chose a flat and stretched bottom, with a wing-like shape to increase the surface between wine and air, which increases the levels of evaporation and develops a greater intensity of aroma. And to capture the delicate layered aromas, it was necessary to curve the glass walls and to correctly calibrate the opening of each glass with its rim diameter.
As Georg Riedel says, as he launches his newest creation, “If your wine could choose a glass, it would be Riedel – and that glass would be Riedel Winewings!”