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Article on Wine Glasses from the SF Chronicle

Postby Gary Barlettano » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:44 am

[url=]Getting wine in sip shape
Splendor in the glass: Different designs bring out the best in different varietals/Richard Carleton Hacker, Special to The Chronicle/Friday, October 20, 2006[/url]
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Re: Article on Wine Glasses from the SF Chronicle

Postby Bob Ross » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:00 pm

Thanks for posting this, Gary. I worried a little that this was just a Riedel puff piece, albeit one filled with lots of interesting factoids.

But the conclusion is right on the money in my book:

The fact is, one can get by with just a large-bowled, 20-plus-ounce Bordeaux glass for most reds (to aerate and open up the heavier berry and tannin nuances), and a smaller, narrower-bowled Chablis glass that holds a minimum of 11 ounces to concentrate the lighter, more floral aspects of white wines. Or you may want to check out the 8-ounce, tulip-shaped "all-purpose wineglass" developed by the California Wine Institute in San Francisco (415-512-0151; But whichever glass or glasses you select, get the best you can afford.

Regards, Bob
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Re: Article on Wine Glasses from the SF Chronicle

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:59 pm

Thanks for posting, bit late getting to the rag this week!!
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