It’s all about 
the right glass

Wine buffs may already know this, but to the rest of us it’s something of a surprise to note that the design of a glass has an impact on the enjoyment of the wine itself.

It’s something that Austrian glass makers Riedel have understood for 300 years, and particularly in the past four decades, which have seen the company design glasses specific to particular wines – even specific to particular grape varietals.

Why is this information important? Well, there’s an opportunity to discover exactly how this comes together during a special wine and glass comparative tasting and dinner at Abacus in Camana Bay tonight, Friday, 18 March, from 7pm.

Four-course meal

The four-course dinner is in the company of Kent Lewis of Riedel, who will lead participants through what is promised to be an enjoyable and educational experience of discovering how the company’s glasses can change perception and increase the enjoyment of wines.

Markus Mueri of Abacus tells Weekender that the event is a special one.

“The menu and the wine pairing makes it an experience with two additional perks, once you tasted wines in a Riedel glass, it changes the experience.

And the ultimate is that each guest will receive a gift set of four Riedel glasses to take home, cost $75, included in the ticket price of $150.

“It will be a great night … live music on The Paseo, great atmosphere and good fun.”