Just had my first experience with the Riedel “O” glass. It was the Sauvignon Blanc model. I had a barbeque tonight at my house in Tuscany with my children, Jack, 11, and Isabel, 8. We had grilled sausages and a tomato and cucumber salad – no big deal on a hot and steamy Tuscan night.
In between swatting mosquitoes that were the size of small birds, I drank a couple of glasses of Tiefenbrunner Gewürztraminer Castel Turmhof 2003 in the “O.” Honestly, the wine was so good, it would have been fine in a paper cup. Lots of spicy, pie crust and ripe peach character. And it was rich yet balanced. I gave it 90 points at dinner tonight, the same score I gave it in a blind tasting last year.
The “O” looked great on the table – a sort of hipster-super-designer-LA-rock star look. It felt good in my hand too. The only problem was swirling the wine around and all the smudges on the glass. Even Jack got irritated: “Daddy, why do my hands leave the glasses so dirty?”
In the world of rock stars and high design, practicality is not always that important – although I didn’t tell young Jack that.
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