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CREATE Food Blog – Enhancing the Message of Wine

Photo by Marc F. Henning
Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Photo by Marc F. Henning Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Photo by Marc F. Henning Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Photo by Marc F. Henning
Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Shape and size matter when it comes to understanding, enjoying, and appreciating the subtle nuances of drinking wine.  How, you ask?  Serious and amateur wine drinkers alike are guided by something very specific when determining why they drink a particular wine…color, smell, flavor, and perhaps the most important of all, how it makes them feel.  Few of us consider the importance of the vessel the wine is enjoyed from, but the Riedel family has devised a perspective that is changing the way we understand the true message of wine through their Grape Specific Stemware.

Photo by Marc F. Henning Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Photo by Marc F. Henning
Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar on Dec. 13, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Through generations of glassmaking, Riedel has developed innovative, scientific insights into how the shape of a glass can enhance the bouquet and flavor of wine. And having attended several seminars in recent months, I can attest to the truth of these discoveries. Through alchemy, magic, or just hard work, Riedel has created glassware that seems to improve the overall experience of drinking specific wines. They are now sharing these insights with the world at large, and in particular, with guests of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

On April 17, Georg Riedel himself, the tenth-generation owner of Riedel Crystal, will be in the Great Hall to lead a once-in-a-lifetime comparative glass seminar that promises not only to be entertaining, but to quite possibly change your perception of how you drink wine.  Cheers!

To register click here.

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