Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Glass Act August 3, 2007 at 8:55 am

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Being a) clumsy and b) an enthusiastic wine drinker, I’m always in the market for decent cheap glasses. I will never call them stemware – does anyone call mugs handleware? I’ve been the proud owner of several Riedel glasses and I’ve smashed most of them, usually when shaking the last drips out after washing them and catching the rim on the tap. Grrrr…. But now I’m the proud owner of six glasses that from a distance could pass for the Riedel Chianti glass, which is one of the best all-rounders in the extensive range. Closer up, the thicker glass and variable thickness tell you it’s not the real thing, but it’s still a decent shaped and sized vessel. And while a six pack from Riedel will set you back at least £50 – and much much more if you go for the Sommeliers range – this particular sextet was just a fiver. That’s 83.3p per glass. A bargain. If you’re quick, and you live near a branch of Au Naturale, you might still find some in stock.

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