'O' Riedel, How Did I Live Without Thou
Let’s be honest, wine glasses tend not to be the most versatile pieces of glassware in one’s arsenal. They are good for serving wine… on occasion water… and in one extreme case I served a beer in one (see below).
But mostly a wine glass is just a one trick pony. Even still, it took me a while to come around to stemless glassware. I’m very happy I finally did, though. The beauty of stemless wine glasses is how easily they move from wine, to beer, to cocktails, to juice, to milk – anything! Except maybe coffee.
For an excellent bottle of wine, there’s no substitute for a hand made, hand blown Riedel Sommelier. But for nearly everything else, the Riedel ‘O’ has faithfully served us well. It’s no fuss, dishwasher friendly, it feels great in your hand and looks gorgeous. We especially like the Cabernet/Merlot style, with a nice bowl and an elegant taper.
And there’s no better time to take the plunge – Sur la Table currently has sets of 4 glasses for $29.99.