Gave my “O”s another go last night with a dinner “al fresco” with my ex-wife and children. She commented how I had some “lovely new water glasses…”
These glasses sort of grow on you. I served a slightly chilled bottle of 2003 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia with a frittata and green salad. It was super yummy. The bright and concentrated fruit, with loads of blackberries and minerals, came through perfectly. It was full-bodied and delicious with bright acidity. I gave it 90 points, just like when I tasted it earlier this year for the magazine.
The Vietti Barbera is one of my ultimate summer wines. It’s so versatile; it goes with everything from meat to fish to eggs. And it’s great with cheese, cold meats and salad for a light, fresh meal on a hot summer’s night outside. It’s made from old vines, which assures a concentrated and fabulous wine just about every vintage.
Back to the “O.” I really am starting to like the shape, especially for outdoors. As some of you have already pointed out, it’s more relaxed and less likely to break or fall over – this is a plus in the summer. And the children like to drink from them as well, even though it is water or juice. Plus, the O’s fit in the dishwasher, without special racks!
My ex-wife was lukewarm about them though: “I just don’t like wine glasses without stems.”
What can I say? I think that “O” wine glasses are rock-star quality.
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