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Riedel Flow Montrachet
The finest wineglasses in the world are made by Riedel Crystal of Austria, who largely invented the concept of designing specific shapes and sizes of glasses to present a particular varietal at its very best. We especially like the Flow collection of blown, lead-free crystal for its unpretentious yet stylish Country House look. The light-weight bowls sit atop thick stems which give the glasses an exceptionally fine feel and balance in the hand.

Oak-aged Chardonnay requires a large, round bowl, more like a traditional ballon-style glass for Reg Burgandy than a typical white wine glass, to bring forth the flavor and aroma of the oak. Recommended for Chardonnay, Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault, Montrachet, Morillon, Neugurger, Neue Welt Chardonnay, Pouilly-Fiussè, Riesling, Riesling Smaragd, St. Aubin, Sauvignon Blanc, Smaragd.

Because of the thin walls, it's only possible for us to make a shallow surface etch on the bowls. Consider having us deep-etch a reverse image on the bottom side of the foot instead. When viewed through the glass from above, the effect is to enhance the depth and dimesionality of the engraving.

Engraved with your name, monogram, logo or brand:
        $38.00 per pair, $30 per pair without engraving

Height = 8 1/2 inches
Volume = 22 1/2 ounces.
Please note that quoted volume measurements are made filled to the rim. Although this is the only truly objective way to measure volume, actual usage volume is considerably less. (Please refer to Usage Instructions below).

Riedel claims that all of their glasses are dishwasher safe (this hasn't always been the case). However, appropriate precautions should be taken. Avoid contact with other glass or metal. Use a stemware rack if possible. Soft, low-mineral-content water should be used to avoid staining. (Stains can be removed with white vinegar.)

If washing by hand, use warm water and a detergent and rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of detertent which can adversely affect the tast and aroma of wine. Never twist a glass by the foot to towel-polish the bowl. Twisting or bending the stem can cause it to snap.

Exercise caution when storing glasses in kitchen cabinets, which occasionally have strong odors that can transfer to the glass.

"The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50 years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure than almost any winemaking dynasty." --Time Magazine

"The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make." -- wine critic Robert Parker

Serving Temperature. Although white wines are traditionally served cooled and red wines served at room temperature, the most common mistake is serving white wine too cold and red wine too warm. Don't over-chill whites, and serve reds at just below room temperature.

Serving Volume. Pour only 3 to 5 ounces per glass. The generous size of modern wineglasses allows room for the wines aromatics to volatilize so that the flavor of the wine can develop in the glass.

Is there one wineglass that can be used for all wines? Shape matters, and a wineglass that has been designed for a specific varietal will do the best job of presenting that wine at its very best. However, the most versatile shape for both red and white wines is the Riesling Grand Cru. That may be the first glass you would want to acquire. For a second glass, to be used for red wines, consider the Cabernet or our personal favorite, the statuesque Pinot Noir. We find that the Pinot Noir actually works quite well for oak-aged Chardonnay too.