Glass act

Alexander Zorin
Alexander Zorin at the Riedel glass-tasting soiree at Bungalow 9

Highly enlightening was the Riedel glass-tasting session at Bungalow 9. Aspri Spirits, leading importers and distributors of premium spirits and wines in India, were happy to present the finest glassware and decanters from Riedel for wine lovers and connoisseurs. In attendance was Alexander Zorin, VP Sales – Russia and CIS, Riedel who took guests on a wine-tasting experiment with different emotions experienced with the same wine in different glasses.
Riedel goes by the saying that ‘the content commands the shape’ with the glassware perfectly designed so as to enhance the aroma and the flavour of the beverage. Riedel has created shapes that specifically enhances a wine’s harmony and enhances its unique characteristics. The company uses lead crystal in the making of the glasses which is believed to produce the highest quality glass colour, brilliance and an exceptional ring.
Riedel in Kufstein, Austria, also exclusively produces handmade, mouth-blown item which is individually crafted. Riedel has been in the business of production of glassware and for 260 years and spanning 11 generations. In the late 1950’s Claus J Riedel was the first person ever in history to introduce and develop wine friendly stemware which delivers the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of a wine to the senses. He also introduced the concept of grape specific glassware. Stemware primarily consists of three parts – the bowl, the stem and the base where the size, width and the height should be in perfect harmony.

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