- The Difference Between Red and White Wine Glasses
- Why Varietal-Specific Wine Glasses Make A Difference
- The Benefits Of Crystal, Lead-Free Crystal & Other Materials
- Wine Glass Brands: Riedel, Zalto, and Fusion / The Major Players
- What's The Difference Between Break Resistant and Unbreakable
- Why Would I Use Stemless Vs. Stemmed Glasses?
- What Is The Difference Between A Riedel Sommeliers Glass Vs. A Less Expensive Glass Of Similar Shape/Size?
- Why Would There Be Lead In A Crystal Glass?
Why Would There Be Lead In A Crystal Glass?
The word "lead" can have a negative connotation. However the "lead" oxide in glass is totally integrated into the molecular structure of the glass which enables manufacturers (like Riedel) to use it. The microscopic roughness of the surface of lead crystal glass helps wine to develop more intense aromas, further adding to its enjoyment. Seams left by the mold can be gently removed through fire polishing, which gives lead crystal pieces an unsurpassed finish in terms of color and brilliance.