We have a world class wine region in our own backyard and I just spent four days getting to know it better.
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It’s really great to have excellent wine to drink with your meal but what about your wine glass? I recently had the pleasure of taking a sensory analysis class with Maximilian Riedel, the 11th generation and CEO of Riedel glassware. Riedel makes the finest glassware for drinking wine, specializing in glassware for each variety of grape (they even make a special glass for Coca-Cola!) He took me through a tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, showing how each glass changes the characteristics of the same wine. While one glass will intensify the fruit aromas of a wine, another will highlight the oak while another will show off the secondary characteristics. So it really is important to have the right glass!