Riedel 'O' Champagne Stemless Glass (Set of 2)
Item # 710 05 02
Riedel are not necessarily "the best". They are the best at in-your-face marketing advertising that you absolutely must have a particular glass style for every particular wine style.
They are relentless and it's started the trend. Stemless have been in Europe for ages. Other brands like Stolzle, Spieglau (part of Riedel group, same quality) and Luigi Bormioli (made in Italy, superb quality) and Plumm are eually comparable and price-competitive.
The amusing thing is that consumers can be easily led.
Riedel are experts at introducing a new designer's line of the same styles of glasses produced, every one better than the previous (why? they don't say how or why?) but then what to do with the ones we have, to replace with the new?
Great business, replacing wine glasses every time a new style for this or that wine comes on market.
Stemless champagne flutes need to be handled only at the top half inch (the empty part) of the glass otherwise the sparkling wine will be warmed by the hand that holds it. Or, drink it quickly before it warms from the hands and standing on the surface it stands on. Nothing wrong with the old (stemless) jamjar then ! Laughingly, it's what I used to put out for a very expressive-talking-with-the-hands husband when he had had a few. The stemless range are not "harder" to knock over, they are lower, but spills still happen. Sometimes, people, sit on your hands ! We've had many laughs about the trend of stemless and funny experiences.
And, Riedel being the best....have you noticed the glasses with the joins? Joins up the stems, they are cheaply made into moulds. But if people must have them, they must !
We have some.stemless but now that everyone's producing them, must tell you that we found Krosno stemless for $2.80 each at the Japanese store Daiso, whose glasware is made in Europe as wella s Japan and China. Shop around people !! Thanks for all the fun.