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  1. Tongue Maps Are A Myth: How Taste Really Works

    Tongue Maps Are A Myth: How Taste Really Works

    Last week, we talked about Claus Riedel's obsession with designing the perfect wine glass.  One of his objectives was to direct the wine to the "correct" part of the mouth so that the right taste buds would make first contact.  Well, that seems logical--we all remember those "tongue maps" like the one below from elementary school science class, right?  But...
  2. Wine Gift: Riedel Wine Glasses

    Wine Gift: Riedel Wine Glasses

    Riedel has been making the world's premiere wine glasses for more than 250 years.  For the serious wine collector, they're almost a necessity.  For the more casual wine enthusiast, they're a beautiful, classic way to enjoy great wines.  Riedel glasses make great holiday gifts for anyone who has a special place in his heart for wine. Riedel makes a wide...
  3. Great Glassware from Riedel

    Great Glassware from Riedel

    Riedel wine glasses are some of the most popular gifts for wine lovers out there.  And for good reason: Riedel glasses are among the best out there.  They're handmade and perfectly crafted to get the most taste out of your favorite wines.  They're also beautiful. But Riedel doesn't only make glasses.  They also make gorgeous decanters.  Decanting wine is an...
  4. Dine with Open Wine!

    Dine with Open Wine!

    Want to learn the basics about decanters and decanting? Check out our Decanting article in the Wine Storage Education Center! There’s something refreshing about properly-decanted wine, especially when served with the main course!  Some savvy restaurants practice the art of decanting so that your wine will open to its fullest by the time your meal arrives.  The arts of cooking...
  5. Look at Those (Wine) Legs!

    Look at Those (Wine) Legs!

    With appropriately-matched, quality wine glasses like Riedel Sommelier Wine Glasses or Riedel Vinum Extreme Wine Glasses, it is not only easier to notice the characteristic fragrances and tastes of your selected wine, it is also easier to see the beauty of your delicate beverage.  With a clear wine glass, the clarity, color and depth of your wine are highlighted like...
  6. Father's Day Gift Ideas for Golfers & Wine Lovers (and what dad isn't one of those?)

    Father's Day Gift Ideas for Golfers & Wine Lovers (and what dad isn't one of those?)

    Dads deserve appreciation all the time, but it’s especially important to make Father’s Day the one day that your dad will remember forever—or, at least, until next June. And today, you’re in luck: if your dad is into sports or wine, you can sit back and let Vintage Cellars take the work out of shopping for the perfect Father’s Day...
  7. Decant, and Taste the Difference!

    Decant, and Taste the Difference!

    In a previous post, Dine With Open Wine, we discussed some of the benefits of decanting wine.  While it’s one thing to read about what decanting does to a wine, experiencing it is another matter.  And what better way to experience the dramatic impact decanting has than to conduct your own comparison of decanted and non-decanted wine at home, or...
  8. Musical Wine Glasses

    Musical Wine Glasses

    When was the last time you ran a moistened finger along the rim of a crystal wine glass, making it sing?  Perhaps, after reading this post, you’ll give it a try tonight! Concerts of “glass music” produced by this same technique used to be all the rage in Europe.  There were even performers, like the blind Marianne Kirchgessner, with entire...
  9. How to Swirl and Sniff Wine Like a Pro

    How to Swirl and Sniff Wine Like a Pro

    At tastings, many newcomers to the world of wine are unsure about the proper etiquette surrounding swirling and sniffing wine.  Is there a right way to do it?  Or is it a little like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup slogan: there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s? Since wine’s scent and taste are both key elements of any tasting, swirling...

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