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$104.99 list($149.00)
1. Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses,
$59.99 list($125.00)
2. Spiegelau Highlights Champagne
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$83.99 list($120.00)
4. Riedel Vinum Chardonnay/Chablis
$17.99 list($24.90)
5. Riedel O Cabernet/Merlot Wine
$29.99 list($60.00)
6. Oneida Hotel Classico 14-Ounce
$329.99 list($510.00)
7. Haier BC112G 30-Bottle Wine Cellar,
$139.99 list($199.00)
8. Riedel Ultra 8-3/8-Inch Decanter
$349.99 list($399.99)
9. Sanyo SR-4705 47-Bottle Wine Cooler,
$149.99 list($199.99)
10. Screwpull Elegance Lever Model
$30.99 list($44.00)
11. Riedel Ouverture Red Wine Glasses,
$50.00 list($134.00)
12. Screwpull S00023 Lever Model Corkscrew
$13.99 list($19.90)
13. Riedel O Chardonnay/ Viognier
$17.99 list($24.90)
14. Riedel O Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo Wine
$29.99 list($60.00)
15. Oneida Hotel Classico 7-Ounce
$79.99 $74.95 list($110.00)
16. Metrokane Rabbit Wine Opener Gift
$44.99 list($90.00)
17. Spiegelau Vino Grande Burgundy
$69.99 list($100.00)
18. Riedel Vinum Burgundy/Pinot Noir
$69.99 list($103.20)
19. Riedel Wine Series Cabernet/Bordeaux
list($139.00)
20. Screwpull Lever Model Wine Opener

1. Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $149.00
our price: $104.99
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Asin: B00004SZ7G
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 121
Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 8-7/8 inches tall; capacity of 21-1/2 ounces
  • Six glasses for young, full-bodied red wines
  • Glass design enhances taste of wines such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja
  • Machine-made, 24-percent lead crystal
  • Made in Austria by world's premier wine glass maker

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing difference in wine flavors
I've done many, many tests on how wine tastes differently in various glass options and in different situations. Riedel is one of the tests that is easy for even beginning drinkers to see the difference in. The flavor is *amazingly* different when you compare the exact same wine in a Riedel glass vs normal wine glasses.

Even if you buy inexpensive wines, you will get much more enjoyment out of them with this glassware compared to other options. If you are buying mid-range wines, the difference will blow you away. Think of the Riedel glass as allowing you to see what the wine in your bottle *really* was meant to taste like.

I use the Bordeaux glass for a number of red wine types, not just Bordeaux, and find it greatly enhances the flavor for them all. If you're a red wine lover, definitely give these a try!

5-0 out of 5 stars In Xanadu did Kublai Khan a Riedel Glass Decree
Riedel's glasses are neither mere kitchen implements nor mundane drinking vessles; they are a sensuous romp, alive with blood and flesh. The Bordeaux glasses in particular are perhaps the pinnacle of their creation. With the soft, smooth fullness of a woman's breast, they draw one's mind away form the cares of the world and back to the generous bounty of the French countryside.

Their capaciousness allows the nose fully to enter the glass upon drinking, to allow all the earthy scents so representative of great Bordeaux wines to enhance the flavor and bring the wine to display all its charms.

While they are not of the legendary Riedel mouth-blown Sommelier lineage, they suffer little from this fact. The hands that wrought those sublime designs also created these goblets. If you believe that in vino veritas, then these pathways to truth are not something of which you should deprive yourself.

2-0 out of 5 stars Such a Beautiful but Defective Glasses!
I just received my set. The glasses are so... beautiful! Yet, 5 out of 6 are defective!! What a big disappointment! I have been looking forward to receiving my first Riedel....Amazon.com provides great deal which I got $80 for 6 glasses, but they were obviously factory seconds! So disappointed! However, the design of the glass are beautiful!! I am still returning them! So sad!...... :(

4-0 out of 5 stars Riedel vs. Spiegelau
About two years ago I became interested enough in wine that I decided to invest in some high-end wine glasses. The choice came down to Riedel vs. Spiegelau. The first glasses I purchased were 6 Riedel Bordeaux ($89.99)along with 6 Riedel Chards($79.99). They are beautifully crafted with large bowls, very thin rims and wonderfull balance. Other reviewers have commented on the poor quality of Amazon's shipping so I will not expound further. The wines really do taste better out of these glasses. Unfortunately, the very thin rim, although elegant, is also fragile. Within one year two glasses were broken.
Last year I decided to try Spiegelau. If you wait until November/December Amazon will put them on sale and you can purchase 12 glasses for $29.99. These glasses also have fine balance but have a sturdier feel then the Riedel. The rims of the Spiegelau glasses are not as thin as the Riedels and so some may not think they are as elegant. The wine tastes every bit as good if not better out of the Spiegelaus. Unless you can break a $15 glass without uttering an expletive I would save my money and buy the Spiegelau which have now become my everyday glasses.

5-0 out of 5 stars These glasses do work
These glasses DO work and in much more distinct way that I could have ever imagined. I have bought many Riedel glasses to my wine-lover friends and they absolutely love it too. You got to try them to believe it. You won't regret it ! ... Read more


2. Spiegelau Highlights Champagne Glasses, Set of 12
list price: $125.00
our price: $59.99
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Asin: B00026DZWM
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: WMF
Sales Rank: 681
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Amazon.com Review

A beautiful addition to your stemware collection, this set of 12 Spiegelau Highlights champagne flutes enhances both the bubbly and the celebration. Crafted from five percent lead crystal, the stems have a brilliant clarity and make a ringing bell tone when struck in a toast. Their shape is classic yet comfortable, and their height is elegant without ostentation. Standing 9-1/4 inches high, they are 1-5/8 inches in diameter at the opening. Each one holds 7-1/2 ounces and is marked with a discreet Spiegelau logo at the base. Washing by hand is recommended.--Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • 9-1/4 inches high; 1-5/8 inches in diameter at opening
  • Set of 12 classically designed 7-1/2-ounce champagne flutes
  • Made from exceptionally clear 5 percent lead crystal
  • Versatile and elegant design; pleasant weight
  • Dishwasher-safe; washing by hand recommended

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Asin: B000665W2O
Catlog: Kitchen
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4. Riedel Vinum Chardonnay/Chablis Wine Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $120.00
our price: $83.99
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Asin: B00004SZ89
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 223
Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

When you first hear of the philosophy behind Austrian glassmaker Riedel and its Vinum line of machine-made full-crystal stemware, you can be forgiven for raising your eyebrows higher than prices of white Burgundy. The tongue is divided into four zones, each recognizing either sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, or acidity and that by matching the size and shape of the glass to specific wines, their sensory attributes can be enhanced? Fortunately, with the Riedel Vinum series Chardonnay glass, the company has put its Montrachet where its mouth is and come up with a design to please not only Chardophiles, but also fans of Chenin, Viognier, the Pinot brothers--Gris and Blanc--even noble rotters from Sauternes. A Pacific Northwest Chard tasted in both the Riedel and what was previously thought to be "the good crystal" revealed a balanced acidic brightness in the former and a sort of boozy flabbiness in the latter. With its medium-height bowl and tapered opening, the Vinum Chardonnay glass almost forces you to purse your lips, directing the wine to the mid-tongue's acid receptors and thereby balancing the wine's fruit and oak. --Tony Mason ... Read more

Features

  • Height, Capacity: 7 3/4"H, 12 3/8 oz.
  • Designed specially for wines made from Chardonnay and other select white grapes
  • Machine-made of 24% lead crystal
  • Affordable second-tier from a prestigious name in wine-friendly stemware
  • Made in Austria by reowned wine-glass maker

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for white wine lovers
This was one of the first Riedel glasses I bought. I've done many, many tests on how wine tastes differently in various glass options and in different situations. Riedel is one of the tests that is easy for even beginning drinkers to see the difference in. The flavor is *amazingly* different when you compare the exact same wine in a Riedel glass vs normal wine glasses.

Even if you buy inexpensive wines, you will get much more enjoyment out of them with this glassware compared to other options. If you are buying mid-range wines, the difference will blow you away. Think of the Riedel glass as allowing you to see what the wine in your bottle *really* was meant to taste like.

This is a great first glass for white wine drinkers to buy, because it is fantastic for Chardonnays of all price ranges. In addition, you can use the Chardonnay glass for a number of other white wine types, and find it greatly enhances the flavor for them all. If you're a white wine fan, definitely give these a try!

5-0 out of 5 stars Does Taste and Smell Different
It is clear to me that these glasses do make a real difference. They make a difference in smell, taste and touch. Seeing that much of wine tasting IS the smell (not just when smelling, but also when drinking), it is no surprise that a different smell leads to a different "taste".

As for taste, when drinking, this type of glass does flow the wine more directly on the tongue, which also leads to a different initial taste (which is one reason to move the wine around). However, the initial taste is more pronounced on the drinking experience.

The fine lip is nice -- not too thin so that you worry about chipping it and swallowing glass pieces, like some of our fine crystal, and not so wide that you think you are biting on a block of wood. The texture is nice, too.

However, I find it harder to swish the wine in these glasses. They seem a bit top-heavy when swishing (but are finely balanced for drinking). It has an advantage of rising on the glass walls and leaving tears for analysis, but I would rather have a more balanced swish so that I can smell it better.

We use a mix of glass types and, depending on the approach (e.g., simple enjoyment or more analytical), will choose the glass accordingly. Still, there is no argument that these glasses make a real difference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect choice for all around drinking
If you only want one shape of glass, the Chablis/Chardonnay glass is the perfect choice. It's extremely well balanced, and the shape is well suited to swirling a full serving and evaluating the "nose". The lip is thin and the opening is relatively wide at the top, requiring less tipping back to drink than the narrower mouthed glasses, such as the zinfandel/chianti/riesling glass. These glasses are also less huge and seem less out of place with your average sized cutlery and plates than the syrah, cabernet or pinot noir glasses. The more rounded, narrower-mouthed zin/chianti/riesling glass (Riedel 416/15) is another good all around choice. I would not recommended Riedel's so-called "gourmet glass", the stems of which are far too short.

I dislike the largish etched logo, which Riedel puts on the feet of their glasses. I'd rather just enjoy my wine.

Like all other high lead content crystal, be careful when washing these. Any kind of abrasive sponge or grit will scratch them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful glasses
I am not an oenophile and actually prefer the sweet wines. However, these glasses have helped me appeciate the dryer whites better. The tastes seems to be more complex and I no longer focus on the dryness of the wine.
The glasses themselves are beautiful. They look very delicate but have thus far survived multiple dinners and hand-washings. I received many compliments on them.
These glasses have helped this novice appreciate a wider range of white wines. They are expensive and I feel my heart race whenever anyone brushes too close to them. But they are worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Wine Glass
This wine glass is great for several reasons. First of all, it is very light. Second, you know how much wine to pour (pour to the widest point in the bowl and that is a "glass" of wine). The balance of the glass is good. We also have the burgundy wine glass; however my wife prefers her red wine in the chardonnay glass because she doesn't like to hold the big burgundy glass. If you are only going to purchase one type of wine glass, I would recommend this one. ... Read more


5. Riedel O Cabernet/Merlot Wine Tumblers, Set of 2
list price: $24.90
our price: $17.99
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Asin: B00018HQA8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 9
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Founded in 1756, Austria’s Riedel Crystal is the world’s premier manufacturer of wine glasses and has always catered to the fine wine connoisseur. However, these wine tumblers are part of the company’s first attempt at producing a lower priced wine glass for casual entertaining. Like Riedel’s prestigious Vinum series of glasses, these tumblers are specifically designed for a particular grape varietal and still maintain their ability to enhance the flavors and aromas of the wines they were intended for. The only difference is that the tumblers are missing their stems, making them slightly less delicate to handle, more modern in appearance, and easier to fit in smaller cabinets, mini bars, picnic baskets, and the dishwasher.

The O series of glasses are made of machine-made of non-leaded glass. The shape of the two glasses in this set is specifically recommended for young, full-bodied red wines with high tannin and extract, such as Cabernet or Merlot. Each glass holds 21-1/8 ounces of wine, stands 4-7/8 inches tall, and is completely dishwasher-safe. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Holds 21-1/8 ounces; 4-7/8 inches tall
  • Trendy tumbler design is more stable, easier to store
  • Glass shape enhances taste of Cabernet, Merlot
  • Machine-made of non-lead glass
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks Riedel: A fine glass that's fun and functional
We first saw and used these glasses at an up-scale wine tasting shop in Las Vegas and knew we had to buy some. The glass allows the wine to breathe and the bouquet to reach the nose. The best part is that there are no stems to break or spilled wine from being knocked over! (A tipped glass will actually balance itself without spilling any wine.) It's the Riedel Vinum glass without the stem and it is fun to see guests' reaction to the stemless Riedel. Try it; you'll like it!

4-0 out of 5 stars No need for stems
I've been known to serve wine in tempered glass tumblers (like juice glasses) so it's nice to have a balloon shape but no stem. Nothing clumsier on a picnic table or outdoors on a windy deck than a stemmed wineglass. These don't insult the wine in the least and are quite practical for al fresco serving or anytime you just don't want to be as fancy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very COOL new wine glass....
I bought these from a specialty wine catalog/website for a few dollars more than offered here.
These are so cool and easy to handle and make enjoying your favorite wine just more fun! Plus they take up less cupboard space!!! A great gift for your favorite wine lover...

4-0 out of 5 stars Great product
When I first heard about Riedel coming out with a stemless glass I was a bite skeptical. I have now been using for about 2 weeks now and they are really great for everyday use. Best of all their less expensive and if they break it doesn't hurt as much. Definitly a good buy for everyday use, stick to the Vinum or if you want to spend a little money the Sommeliers series for formal dinner parties and the like. ... Read more


6. Oneida Hotel Classico 14-Ounce Burgundy Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $60.00
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00032PXHK
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Oneida
Sales Rank: 39574
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Features

  • Elegant everyday lead-free crystal
  • Easy to care for and dishwasher safe
  • Trendy stemware designed for today's casual lifestyle
  • Gift-boxed in sets of 6

7. Haier BC112G 30-Bottle Wine Cellar, with Contoured Smoked Glass Door
list price: $510.00
our price: $329.99
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Asin: B00006IUV6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Haier
Sales Rank: 1795
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Electric wine cellars, like this one from Haier, let you store your wine with the same care you use when selecting it. Customizable for your specific needs, this 30-bottle cellar features an electronic thermostat and LED readout. Choose the automatic settings for reds and whites, or tailor temperatures to preference with the adjustable controls that range from 45 to 60 degrees F. The LED readout indicates both the programmed and the current temperatures for easy monitoring. The bottles rest in a removable wire basket and on six slide-out chrome racks. A compact unit, the cellar has a double-panel door with contoured smoked glass and a security lock. The soft interior lighting is activated with a simple switch. Like Haier's other cellars, this unit is CFC-free. It comes with a one-year warranty. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 22-2/7 by 24-2/5 by 39-4/5 inches; 1-year warranty
  • 30-bottle wine cellar with LED read-out and contoured smoked glass door
  • Electronic thermostat ranges from 45 to 60 degrees
  • Automatic settings for red and white wines
  • Soft interior lighting for elegant presentation

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great value
I bought this from my Gold Box specials, at an amazing price. I've always wanted a wine cooler, but most are too expensive.

I pulled all my good and not so good wines out of closets and cabinets, and they fit neatly into this nice little cooler. I keep it in my living room, which doesn't get a lot of sunlight, so I'm not worried about UV rays. It's quiet, attractive, reliable, and handy.

I also use it occasionally for coffee or cheese or other refrigerated items that don't have to be too cold. It maintains a temperature of about 50 degrees, which is displayed just above the door.

You don't have to be a wine snob to get this cooler.

Roz

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
I received the Haier BC112G a couple of weeks ago, perfectly delivered by the freight compagny Amazon uses. I am so far very satisfied by this product: the price is right, its sleek look is a nice addition to my living room, it is pretty quiet (not disturbing at all, although you can hear it of course), it easily accomodates 30 bottles, it has a good height allowing variations of temperature between top to bottom, digital temperature, a basic lock - useful if you have kids, and finally a good warranty. I had made extensive research, this product along with free shipping ranks among the top options for any wine fan. Only potential negative point I could raise is that I am not certain if the smoke glass door protects against UVs - it does according to Haier customer service, but doesn't according to some internet reviewers.

3-0 out of 5 stars Important Point to Consider Before Purchase!
This model does not feature UV protection on the glass door so it's useless for storing wine long term except in a garage or basement. If you plan on installing in your kitchen, get something else with UV protection. Haier has a higher end model that does feature UV glass. Too bad because I think it's very stylish and understated and actually nicer looking than the higher end model.

The main thing to remember here is that you need to either situate this in a dark place (a basement would be better than a garage since your electric bill will be less) or you need to plan on using it only for short-term wine storage -- very important fact to remember in deciding on models to purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for limited or tight spaces
I hate having wines sitting out and waiting to be chilled. This is an awsome product and the price is great. Amazon has the best price on this that I have seen, over $90 more on another website. The racks are perfect for those liquors you need to keep chilled upon opening. I know someone who uses the racks to hold cases of overly expensive cigars.

Customize the temperature settings to how what you prefer wines. For added security, you can lock the cabinet, which is nice. The top of the cellar is skid proof so you can open and serve your wines up top without the worry of it slipping off. Last, but not least, the legs are adjustable and can be used on any flooring surface.

The cabinet is a greatsize, but not to big to go in a small apartment, office or fit in a tight space in a kitchen.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good... while it lasts
I bought this for my wife less than two years ago and it has been in one place the whole time. Up until last night, it worked fine.

Last night I noticed that the temperature (normally restricted from 45 - 60 degrees) had dropped to 23 degrees. Despite efforts to "reset" the temperature, it still kept chilling. It must be the thermostat, but the warranty is for only one year (except for the compressor, which is 5 years).

The nearest authorized service center is 30 miles away, so the time and cost of repair makes me want to warn others that:

This is a good unit, but I would look for something with a longer warranty. Under two years of service is pretty grim for the cost of this item.

Update: Unplugging the unit overnight and placing towels to soak up melted ice seems to have corrected the problem. I upgraded my rating to only three stars, since the manufacturer did not suggest this to me.

Update: The above update only temporarily "fixed" the problem. Find another brand/model ... Read more


8. Riedel Ultra 8-3/8-Inch Decanter
list price: $199.00
our price: $139.99
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Asin: B00021Z1I8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 4395
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Amazon.com Review

Drawing on the superlative skills of Riedel's glassmakers, the Ultra decanter is simultaneously beautiful and superbly functional. Its broad belly and flared neck look handsome and unusual, showing wine to its best advantage. In action, these features increase wine's exposure to oxygen, resulting in improved flavors and more developed bouquets. The piece is comfortable to grip and graceful to pour with, thanks to its cut and polished rim. Mouth-blown in Austria by renowned craftspeople, the decanter is made of full-lead crystal for exceptional clarity and brilliance. It stands 8-3/8 inches high and holds 43-3/8 ounces at full capacity. Riedel recommends washing it by hand. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • Washing by hand recommended
  • Elegant decanter; 8-3/8 inches high, 43-3/8 ounces at full capacity
  • Crafted from full-lead crystal for clarity and brilliance
  • Mouth-blown in Austria by world-renowned glassmakers
  • Exposes wine to oxygen for more developed bouquet and fuller flavors

9. Sanyo SR-4705 47-Bottle Wine Cooler, Black and Stainless Steel
list price: $399.99
our price: $349.99
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Asin: B000260JKS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 9625
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Features

  • Measures 21-3/8 by 33-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches
  • Energy-efficient, 47-bottle wine cooler with adjustable thermostat
  • Double-paned tempered glass door; stainless-steel door frame and handle
  • Freestanding or build under the counter; smooth back; 2 leveling legs; interior light
  • 6 chrome-cradle slide-out shelves for easy viewing and selecting of wine

10. Screwpull Elegance Lever Model Corkscrew Gift Set
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B00014WPU8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Screwpull
Sales Rank: 7939
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Corkscrew is 6 inches high with 8-inch handles; weighs just under 2 pounds; 10-year warranty
  • Professional corkscrew set; includes foil cutter, stopper, storage stand, and attractive gift box
  • Steel handle; matte plastic body; glides smoothly through corks; removes them neatly
  • Clamp grip to hold bottle steady; single-push action; ergonomic design
  • Should be wiped clean with soft cloth; can open 2,000 bottles before replacing screw

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Just broke...but it took 5 years.
We received this screwpull as a gift 5 years ago and it just recently stopped pulling corks. A little strange, screw goes in and screw unscrews right out. I have an email into Le Creuset. They claim they have it warrantied for 10 years so I hope they will fix it.

I have never used the cheaper versions, but I know that you get what you pay for and this is definitely a well constructed unit.

I hope to follow up when I hear back from Le Creuset (Scewpull). ... Read more


11. Riedel Ouverture Red Wine Glasses, Set of 4
list price: $44.00
our price: $30.99
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Asin: B000069CF3
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 154
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Perfect for everyday use, the four red-wine glasses in this setare part of the moderately priced Ouverture series offered byworld-renowned Austrian wineglass maker Riedel Crystal (founded in1756). Being lead-free, they're not crystal like Riedel's premiumglasses but are machine blown of potash glass and are dishwasher-safe.Their thin rims are cut and polished to Riedel's exacting standards, sowine flows easily onto the tongue. Each glass holds 12-3/8 ounces andstands 7-3/8 inches high. Though glasses shaped and sized for differenttypes of wine seem commonplace today, when Riedel introduced this ideain 1961, it was revolutionary. Since then Riedel has continuedfine-tuning glasses to bring out the best characteristics in wines andspirits. Varying bowls' shapes and sizes affects the position of thehead when sipping and where wine first contacts the tongue's varioustaste zones. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Made by world renowned wineglass makers
  • 4 glasses shaped for serving red wines
  • Machine-blown of lead-free potash glass
  • Cut-and-polished rims so wine flows easily onto tongue
  • Each holds 12-3/8 ounces, stands 7-3/8 inches high

Reviews (14)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not delicate enough
I bought these glasses to compliment my collection of white wine glasses although when I received the box, I heard that something was broken. When I opened the box one of the three glasses was broken. The broken glass a side I found that the glasses did not have the delicate look compared to my other Riedel wine glasses.
These glasses did not have the thinness around the glass and the stem was too think for my liking. Also it seemed that these were made for the masses then the Riedel elegance.

5-0 out of 5 stars These are being used in Napa Vallery for tastings
In August of this year my Fiancé and I visited Napa Valley for an extensive wine tasting vacation. Our trip was to enjoy ourselves dining and buying cases of wine. Much to our surprise many of the wineries were using these Riedel Ouverture glasses as their standard tasting glasses for tasting in the better rooms. We found the difference between these Riedel glasses and no name glasses to be substantial. Riedel has found a good balance between price and wine presentation. Being a klutz I also found these glasses are delicate though I only broke two glasses in 51 tastings.

4-0 out of 5 stars Our everyday wine glass
Shortly after moving to the Sonoma region, we heard Riedel glasses referenced as "the" wine glass by several high-end winery personnel. We first found these glasses in a wine shop in the town of Sonoma, but it was several visits before they were in stock, and we able to try them.

There *is* a noticeable difference in the wine-tasting experience, enough for the better that we have junked our assortment of miscellaneous glasses, and now use these as our everyday glasses. We also have several varieties of Riedel's Vinum glasses, which get used on formal occasions, or with particularly special wine, but these have become our 'go-to' glasses.

They are a bit fragile, which is the reason for 4 stars, instead of 5. However, when the enhancement of the wine experience is weighed against the number of tastings/broken-glass ratio, they are well-worth it. Shipping from Amazon has been damage-free so far.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arrived in perfect condition
I was a little worried that the glasses would arrive broken as a few other reviewers had mentioned. I was surprised and very impressed with how well they were packaged when they arrived! The glasses are beautiful and although I haven't tried them yet, I love them already.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not The Red Wine Glasses I Wanted
These were purchased as a gift and what a disappointment when they were opened. We enjoy red wine and serve it in a large glasses to allow the wine to breathe and give great bouquet. These glasses are more like chardonney glasses. We are returning these for better red wine glasses. ... Read more


12. Screwpull S00023 Lever Model Corkscrew with Foilcutter and Bonus Stopper
list price: $134.00
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Asin: B0000DDUSH
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Screwpull
Sales Rank: 378
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Professional wine connoisseurs favor the Screwpull corkscrew for its effortless and split-second cork removal, and this Screwpull set, complete with foil cutter and stopper, makes a wonderful gift for the at-home wine consumer. First introduced in 1979, the Screwpull Lever model has been through many improvements since to achieve the reputation it has today. The uniquely designed wine opener works by cranking the handle forward and lining the worm up in the center of your wine bottle’s cork. Bringing the handle back upward drives the worm into the cork and then cranking it swiftly down again lifts it out of the bottle. Another swift up-and-down motion ejects the cork from the worm. By simultaneously squeezing the grips, you can catch the cork before it drops and stains your tablecloth. Screwpull’s S00023 Lever model is constructed with a high-quality mechanism that lasts up to five times longer than other Lever models. In addition, it has a Teflon-coated screw for easier cork release that is guaranteed to open 2,000 bottles of wine before dulling. As an added bonus this Lever model comes with Screwpull’s patented four-wheel foilcutter and an attractive stainless-steel stopper with a rubber seal that preserves wine for up to two days. Screwpull covers this corkscrew under a 10-year guarantee. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Stainless-steel wine stopper preserves wine for up to two days
  • Includes Screwpull wine opener, foilcutter, stainless-steel bottle stopper, gift box
  • Removes corks from bottles in seconds
  • Teflon-coated screw opens 2,000 bottles before dulling
  • Patented foilcutter removes foil crown from bottles

13. Riedel O Chardonnay/ Viognier Wine Tumblers, Set of 2
list price: $19.90
our price: $13.99
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Asin: B00018HQAI
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 34
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Founded in 1756, Austria’s Riedel Crystal is the world’s premier manufacturer of wine glasses and has always catered to the fine wine connoisseur. However, these wine tumblers are the company’s first attempt at producing a lower priced wine glass for casual entertaining. Like Riedel’s prestigious Vinum series of glasses, these tumblers are specifically designed for a particular grape varietal and still maintain their ability to enhance the flavors and aromas of the wines they were intended for. The only difference is that the tumblers are missing their stems, making them slightly less delicate to handle, more modern in appearance, and easier to fit in smaller cabinets, mini bars, picnic baskets, and the dishwasher.

The O series of glasses are made of machine-made of non-leaded glass. The shape of the two glasses in this set is specifically recommended to balance the fruit and acidity in full-bodied white wines, such as Chardonnay and Viognier. Each glass holds 11-1/4 ounces of wine, stands 3-7/8 inches tall, and is completely dishwasher-safe. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Holds 11-1/4 ounces; 3-7/8 inches tall
  • Trendy tumbler design is more stable, easier to store
  • Glass shape enhances taste of Chardonnay, Viognier
  • Machine-made of non-lead glass
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very COOL new wine glasses
I bought these from a specialty wine catalog/website for a few dollars more than offered here.
These are so cool and easy to handle and make enjoying your favorite wine just more fun! Plus they take up less cupboard space!!! A great gift for your favorite wine lover... ... Read more


14. Riedel O Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo Wine Tumblers, Set of 2
list price: $24.90
our price: $17.99
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Asin: B00018HQAS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 56
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Founded in 1756, Austria’s Riedel Crystal is the world’s premier manufacturer of wine glasses and has always catered to the fine wine connoisseur. However, these wine tumblers are part of the company’s first attempt at producing a lower priced wine glass for casual entertaining. Like Riedel’s prestigious Vinum series of glasses, these tumblers are specifically designed for a particular grape varietal and still maintain their ability to enhance the flavors and aromas of the wines they were intended for. The only difference is that the tumblers are missing their stems, making them slightly less delicate to handle, more modern in appearance, and easier to fit in smaller cabinets, mini bars, picnic baskets, and the dishwasher.

The O series of glasses are made of machine-made of non-leaded glass. The shape of the two glasses in this set is specifically recommended for full-bodied red wines, such as Pinot or Nebbiolo. Each glass holds 23-7/8 ounces of wine, stands 4-1/2 inches tall, and is completely dishwasher-safe. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Holds 23-7/8 ounces; 4-1/2 inches tall
  • Trendy tumbler design is more stable, easier to store
  • Glass shape enhances taste of Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo
  • Machine-made of non-lead glass
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great tasting experience
Riedel glasses make good wine great and great wine excellent. I am huge fan of the Extreme series, I own 6 of each and 4 sommeliers burgundy stems. Awesome wares if you have the storage space and take extreme care when cleaning and handling.
Despite what you read, pairing the proper glass shape to the proper varietal makes a huge difference. These glasses are a great way to get introduced to that concept. They come in packages of two (great for couples), are inexpensive, lead free and dishwasher safe. These are a very sexy alternative to stemware, stems are the part of your glasses that break most often. If you have tight storage space these things stack and take up much less room then stems.
I beg to differ with those of the opinion that these glasses are not appropriate because holding the bowl will "heat" the wine. If you are pouring the correct amount into the glass this should not be a problem. In addition, most people will hold stems by the bowl. If you do not believe me, check out the bowl of your stems after your next cocktail party...they will be littered with fingerprints. Did you hear those people complain about their wines "heating up"?
To sum it up, these are great everyday drinkers for beginning wine enthusiasts on a budget! ... Read more


15. Oneida Hotel Classico 7-Ounce Champagne Flutes, Set of 6
list price: $60.00
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00032OT1G
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Oneida
Sales Rank: 31582
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Features

  • Elegant everyday lead-free crystal
  • Easy to care for and dishwasher safe
  • Trendy stemware designed for today's casual lifestyle
  • Gift-boxed in sets of 6

16. Metrokane Rabbit Wine Opener Gift Set, Silver
list price: $110.00
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B000063K7G
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Metrokane
Sales Rank: 97
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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A great gift for a wine lover, this powerful, award-winning tool effortlessly extracts the cork from any wine bottle in 3 seconds with simple lever action. Handles with comfortable rubberized padding easily clamp onto a bottle's neck; the lever drives the tough worm into the cork with a push and then pulls the cork out cleanly with a simple pull. Releasing the cork involves the same action, only with the handles clamped onto the cork. Ruggedly constructed of polycarbonate and reinforced nylon, the cork puller has the heft of a fine, precise high-tech tool and comes by its name, Rabbit, because it resembles a bunny's head. Metrokane corkscrews are independently tested for 20,000 cork pulls; tests assume replacement of the spiral after 1,000 pulls.

This model of the Rabbit has a velvety, silver finish, as do the four tools accompanying it. The tools include a squeeze-and-twist foil cutter to strip away the foil covering a cork, a drip-stop ring that fits onto any size wine bottle to prevent stains on table linen, a sealer that twists so tightly into any size bottle's neck it preserves even Champagne bubbles, and a "wax whacker" that flips the wax tablet off a wine cork. Also included is a replacement worm--the installed worm wears out after 20,000 or so corks. The Rabbit and tools all fit snugly into a padded storage case with a hinged lid. The cork puller carries a 10-year warranty against failure. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 10-year warranty
  • Striking, easy-to-use, powerful device pulls wine cork in 3 seconds
  • Ruggedly constructed of polycarbonate and reinforced nylon
  • Foilcutter, drip-stop ring, bottle sealer, wax remover, and extra worm included
  • All items fit into padded, hinge-top storage case

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easiest corkscrew ever!!!
I could *not* believe my eyes the first time I saw someone use a Rabbit. I've shredded SO many corks and even broken bottles trying to get corks out. I've tried so many different kinds of corkscrews (and the two-pronged non-screw-type cork-pullers), and I've been all kinds of frustrated. I'm a big and strong guy, and I've still been frustrated at how hard some corkscrews are to use.
Enter the Rabbit. It's hard to visualize from the picture, but it is SUPER-EASY, once you figure it out.
1) Flip the top over, away from the cork, raising the screw (sometimes called the "worm")
2) Place the two handles on either side of the bottle-neck, positioning the tip of the worm over the cork.
3) Squeeze the handles together to hold the bottle.
4) Bring the top handle up and over, which pushes the worm into the cork -- so easy you can't believe it.
5) Take the top handle back to where it started, and the cork is out! No muss, no fuss, no cuss!

They say removing the cork from the worm is just as easy, but it's not quite. The method for this is:
6) Bring the top handle back over, as if to put the cork back in the bottle, only without the bottle there.
7) Squeeze the side handles around/on the cork.
8) Bring the top handle back away to remove the worm, while holding the cork with the side handles.
That works, but the side handles don't always squeeze tight enough to hold the cork there.

Okay, the ad says "3 seconds". I put closer to ten seconds, plus five more to remove the cork (if it grips right), or 30 seconds more if it doesn't grip the cork to remove it. Still, this is the easiest and best corkscrew I've ever used, and I'd say it's WELL worth the price. The "gift set" is nice, but personally, I don't think it's worth the extra price compared to just the Rabbit without the gift set. I do, however, recommend the Metrokane "Save-the-Wine" Vacuum Pump.

Oh, one more thing -- I've heard it doesn't work well on the new plastic-style "corks", but I haven't tried it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A veritable feat of engineering!
I bought the Metrokane Rabbit as a Christmas gift for my parents and it has since become the most indispensible item in our kitchen. We drink wine every night in our house, and have been through many a corkscrew, but absolutely nothing compares to this. The Rabbit makes short work of opening a bottle of wine for even the puniest-armed of us, and indeed, has caused one or two scuffles at dinner over who gets to open the next bottle of wine! Three swift, smooth movements will open even the most stubborn bottle, and with none of the grunting, puffing and red-faced struggling that often accompanies this manouvre. There is a particular brand of white wine I drink that is next to impossible to open if you have left the bottle to chill with the cork in it, and I actually broke 3 "traditional" corkscrews trying to open one single bottle of this. Well, in the highest praise I can summon for the Rabbit, I have not had a problem with one of these bottles since I bought it. If you are a wine-drinker, or even just a lover of gadgets, buy this - now!

5-0 out of 5 stars I finally received one!!!
I love this corkscrew system. My husband just bought it for our anniversary. I have loved this corkscrew, since using it at a winery I work at in Tennessee. It never failed us and was a time saver during big events, like concerts and tastings that required a lot of bottles to be opened at a rapid rate. Definetly a must have for serious wine buffs.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST of the BEST wine opener set!
We've been through many wine openers living in both the Northern California and Virginia wine country, but NOTHING compares to the ease and smoothness of the Metrokane Rabbit wine opener, AND it's a complete set with an extra screw, spout protector, wax remover, foil cutter, and a stopper! You can't get it for a better price (not to mention free SUPER SAVER shipping and no tax!) All our friends want one...they make GREAT gifts for GREAT friends! Get it and you'll love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great corkscrew, great gift.
I've been using these Metrokanes for several years now and I wouldn't want to use anything else. They make absolutely anyone look like a pro opening a bottle of wine, while of course at the same time avoiding the occasional broken cork plunged into the bottle horror.
Whenever we have guests, they always comment on the Metrokane, and as a result I've found it makes a perfect gift. In particular, this silver model is extremely attractive. ... Read more


17. Spiegelau Vino Grande Burgundy Wine Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $90.00
our price: $44.99
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Asin: B00004SUIF
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Spiegelau
Sales Rank: 1472
Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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Several years ago, an article in Wine Spectator magazine noted the importance of a high-quality glass for improving a wine's looks and enhancing its bouquet. However, the magazine lamented, many of the attributes that increase the beauty and value of the glass actually obscure the wine.Spiegelau's Vino Grande series is part of a connoisseur line designed specifically for wine lovers. The thin rim means less distraction from the taste and texture of the wine. Tap the glass gently with your fingernail and you'll hear the distinctive ping of fine crystal.

This glass, which measures 8-1/2 inches high, features a wide bowl and narrow rim ideal for Burgundy wines. Like all red-wine glasses, it should be filled only one-third of the way so the wine can be swirled to release its full flavor. These glasses are billed as dishwasher-safe and are sturdy enough for everyday use, as proven by their use in restaurants. Still, we'd recommend hand washing. --Irene Svete ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning; made in Germany
  • Set of six glasses, designed for Burgundy wines
  • Glasses hold a generous 25-ounces
  • Machine-blown glasses are 5% lead crystal
  • Each glass stands 8-1/2 inches high with a sturdy base and graceful stem

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn What You've Been Missing!
These glasses received the top rating from the Wall Street Journal's wine journalists, and as a result, I decided to buy 2 sets of 6, replacing our standard Williams Sonoma red wine glasses. After using them for about a month for various red wines, they have made me realize that I've been missing much of my wines' bouquets. They are big, so you can pour yourself a full serving, and still have plenty of room to swirl your wine without worrying whether your Cabernet will end up all over your rug. After that, bury your nose in the glass. The shape of the glass has allowed me to enjoy the wine's nose more than ever before. The bouquet simply explodes relative to my previous wine glasses. This alone seems intoxicating!

The glasses are made with lead crystal, but balance the delicacy of super-thin glasses with enough substance so you aren't constantly worried about breaking one (and even if you do, they are inexpensive enough to easliy replace). A case of six glasses costs about the same as 3 $15-$20 bottles of wine, and will enhance every bottle you drink. A great product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get the right glasses and the right cleaning tools
To quote the host of wine.about.com, the right glasses make a HUGE difference in the wine experience. Avoid breakage and get these wonderful Spiegelau glasses clean with the right cleaning tools -- stemware brushes. You just run some water over and into the glass as you scrub and voila! They're clean. Place on a towel or cloth placemat to dry. Just search on "wine brush" and you'll find them through Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars You've never tasted wine like this....
Beautiful glasses. I've been drinking wine for several years but didn't realize what I'd been missing until I drank wine out of one of these glasses. There is just no substitute; I'll never go back. The rim of these glasses is so thin and and the nose on your wine will make you swoon with delight.

The glasses are fragile and I have broken a few while handwashing, however, I started putting them in the dishwasher recently and there seems to be less breakage now. Just be gentle when transporting to the dishwasher. They are most likely to break in the rim area as the rim is very thin (but that is what makes the wine tasting so awesome)! Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great value!
We love these glasses - looked at them for a year or more, and took the plung when there was the bonus offer (bought 2 sets, for 12). They are well worth every penny! They are a quite a bit larger than standard red wine glasses but that makes them distinctive and enhances flavor. They sound beautiful when held at the stem to toast. They are delicate (as they should be) but we've never broken one w/ hand washing and drying.

5-0 out of 5 stars Packaging no good
Glasses are great, but the packaging stinks. One glass completely shattered. A couple of plastic pillows in the shipping container, but poor job by amazon packing this. Awaiting replacement. ... Read more


18. Riedel Vinum Burgundy/Pinot Noir Wine Glasses, Set of 4
list price: $100.00
our price: $69.99
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Asin: B00004SZ7V
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 226
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Austria's Riedel is the world's premier manufacturer of wine glasses. Made of 24-percent lead crystal, the Vinum series of glasses are the first machine-made wine glasses to be developed uniquely for each type of wine. Since their introduction in 1986, these wine glasses have had a large influence on the wine culture.

The glasses in this set of four were specifically shaped to highlight the fruit in full-bodied red wines with high acidity and moderate tannin, such as Barbaresco, Barolo, Barbera, Red Burgundy, Gamay, Nebbiolo, and Pinot Noir. The mouth of the Pinot Noir glasses draws wine to the areas of the tongue that perceive sweetness, highlighting the fruit and mellowing the acidity. The large bowl provides room for the wine's rich bouquet to unfold. Each glass stands 8-1/4 inches high and holds 24-3/4 ounces of wine. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • 8-1/4 inches tall; capacity of 24-3/4 ounces
  • Six glasses with large bowls for full-bodied red wines
  • Glass design enhances taste of wines such as Pinot Noir, Red Burgundy, and Barbaresco
  • Machine-made, 24-percent lead crystal
  • Made in Austria by world's premier wine glass maker

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite all-around wine glass
OK, maybe you know that Riedel crafts a separate shape for every variety of wine under the sun - and that this one is designed for Pinot Noir or red Burgundy. As a devoted fan of those wines I can tell you that the glass really does make them taste (and more importantly smell) much finer; letting you truly appreciate the uniquely aromatic character of that grape. So much of the detail rises up from this wide, tapered bowl that they'll "tear a lesser wine apart" to quote some of the literature.

Snobbery aside, I have to say that these are also my favorite all-around wine glasses. I find that the aroma of all my wines is more pleasing to me in these glasses. The bowl is designed to make swirling your wine virtually risk-free, even if you're hovering over (or wearing) something that stains easily while you madly agitate the glass. It also leaves you free to wander through a dinner party or spend a crazed dinner hour chasing the kids around the table, all without worrying that an absent-minded moment will empty your glass and add to the dog's already worrisome drinking problem.

This is the "house glassware" in my house now, as it should be in yours.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great but be aware they are large
These glasses are, like all the Vinum series, beautiful stemware. The quality is immediately apparent, and the fact that they are crystal means they stay cleaner than glass and don't pick up smells from their contents (and are easier to hand-wash). People have already commented on the shape being so good for tasting reds.

Something that should be mentioned is that the shape and large size, which are designed to allow the aroma of the wine to reach your nose and palate properly and to allow good oxidation, can be misleading. These glasses hold--if you were to fill them-- 24 ounces of wine. Novice vinophile beware! :) I think maybe 1/3 full or less is about right.

Amazon should do a better job making it easy to compare the size of the different Vinum series glasses. If you haven't seen them in person you might get quite a shock if you ordered either these or the Bordeaux (22 oz). The photos make all the glasses appear the same size.

The reason I mention it is that if you aren't going to drink the specific wines these glasses are intended for, you will probably do better with one of the other Vinums as a more general-purpose red glass. (Chianti/Zin, perhaps?) They take up a lot of room. Extremely wonderful for their intended purpose, though...

5-0 out of 5 stars What a difference a glass makes!
I surprised my wife with the Riedel Vinum Burgundy/Pinot Noir glasses as a Christmas gift. We proceeded to set-up a "taste test" comparing our regular wine glasses to the new Riedel. The other reviews are correct! The difference in all aspects of tasting were remarkable! This will become our "every day" glass.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Glass Does Make a Difference
Ok, I'm wary of everyone that will read this and, like me in the past, think anyone who believes the glass wine is consumed from can have a bearing on it's taste and enjoyment...but IT DOES! Try them, you'll see. I especially love the thin almost flexible nature of the rim of each glass. Cheers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good glasses
Good glasses, great for Barolo and Barbaresco in addition to Burgundies. My only complaint is that the stem is that these glasses are a little short. ... Read more


19. Riedel Wine Series Cabernet/Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 8
list price: $103.20
our price: $69.99
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Asin: B0000DZG3W
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 2936
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Austria’s Riedel Crystal is the world’s premier manufacturer of wine glasses. Riedel’s Wine series of glasses is among the company’s machine-blown lead-free offerings and offers a decorative departure from other simpler styles. These Cabernet/Bordeaux glasses each have a slender, four-edged stem and three delicate ridges that encircle the base and the top of the stem and catch the light to make a beautiful presentation on a holiday table. The bowl shape follows the philosophy of Riedel’s Vinum line of glasses, where each glass is uniquely developed for each type of wine. The glasses in this set of eight were specifically shaped to serve red wines, such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Meritage, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Rioja Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Brunello di Montalcino. Each glass stands 9-1/4 inches high and holds 21-1/2 ounces of wine. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Made by world renowned wineglass makers
  • Set of eight glasses with decorative, light-catching stems
  • Glass design enhances taste of red wines such as Bordeaux, Cabernet, Merlot
  • Machine-blown stems; non-lead crystal
  • 9-1/4 inches tall; capacity of 21-1/2 ounces each

20. Screwpull Lever Model Wine Opener Gift Set
list price: $139.00
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Asin: B00000DMBO
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Screwpull
Sales Rank: 7185
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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Equipped with a newly designed, long-lasting screw, this famouslever-action cork puller can now open 2,000 bottles of wine uninterrupted (meaning youdon't need to replace the screw). That alone makes this a great gift for wineenthusiasts. But the great-gift factor ratchets up because the wine opener comesin a handsome black case as part of a set with Screwpull's foil cutter.Operating the wine opener is a kick. Swing the lever open, grip the bottleneckwith the handles, swing the lever closed, and watch the screw penetrate thecork. Now take the lever back to the open position, and the cork comes out ofthe bottle. As an added flourish, you can use the handles to grip the cork whileyou swing the lever open again, pulling the Teflon-coated screw from the corkand softly into the operator's hand. This tool is precisely engineered, andcomes with a two-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • The original lever model in classic black
  • Teflon coated worm allows cork to be removed with ease
  • Cork won't crumble or break
  • Set includes foilcutter
  • Great gift idea for wine enthusiasts

Reviews (33)

4-0 out of 5 stars Complements traditional wine
Traditional wine bottles are sealed with corks. The Screwpull does a fine job with only two simple lever movements of removing the cork. Wax-sealed corks are another matter. Wax is a challenge for all types of conventional wine openers including this one. For operation with wax I recommend removing the screw every 10 bottles and cleaning off the wax in order to preserve its slippery Teflon surface. When the screw gets coated with wax it is resistive to penetrating a cork, thus it exerts vertical pressure on the cork and drives it inside the bottle - not a good thing when your guests are wearing a white top and you're opening a bottle of red - keep those screws clean, Teflon or not.

Other than the wax issue the Screwpull works great and is a nice tool to have in the kitchen. If we all stayed away from high production wines with those waxed bottles the world would be a better place and the Screwpull would be an absolute dream. The Screwpull is well-built and sturdy - highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get better than this
This is it--the end of the wine opener line. It takes about 2 minutes to get the hang of gracefully gripping the top of a wine bottle with the handles, and when to flip the lever up (which leads the teflon screw to do an effortless swan dive through the cork) vs. flipping it down (to extract the cork), but once you have it down, all other openers seem skimpy and pale. To pop the cork off the screw's tip, you repeat the same motions, with the handles in "closed" position: lever up, lever down. The cork plops onto the nearest surface. The humble foil cutter may seem like an accessory, but it's an essential: it usually takes about a half twist around the top to lift foil; if the cork is capped with wax instead, you don't even need the cutter--the screw slips right through wax. From foil to cork-plop takes about 10 seconds. It works on the nastiest, most resistant corks (even crumblers and stubborn synthetics). If you're entertaining, and opening more than one bottle, let your guests see you open the first--without fail, they'll want to try it. Designers love it. Engineers like to figure out what the gear mechanism is up to. Wine connoisseurs already own it. I received mine as a gift, but if it ever disappears, I'll spring for the high-altitude price. Individual pieces in this gift set are also worth owning, including the spare teflon screw--which is one of the keys to the opener's success. (After 6 months my original screw is nowhere near needing replacing.) I only wish the name of this wonderful thing matched the elegance of its design. Note: the Metrokane Rabbit is based on the same design for a notably lower price, so it's a good option--but I've tried both, and for me this is just It--it's sturdier, has a great hinged storage box that fits in a drawer, and there are no ifs. (The one time I used a Rabbit, it wouldn't let go of the extracted cork.)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Worked fine for about a dozen bottles, then broke. Same thing happened with one my mother-in-law bought for herself. I would not recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb, but worth the money?
I love using this thing. It works perfectly. Takes up a little more room in the drawer than other corkscrews but it's flawless at extraction. But is it worth [the money paid]?? I don't think so. I found one elsewhere for half that price.

5-0 out of 5 stars What was I thinking?
My wife gave me a Screwpull many years ago. I must have pulled over 2,000 corks without changing the worm. One day, I had a problem with a cork & used brute force - so no more Screwpull.

I new that my wife had paid [$$$] & that the Rabbit (at half that price) was getting good press; so I made my second mistake.

The Rabbit started out good but the worm began to stick after a dozen corks. Another problem: when the cork didn't come out easily, the Rabbit pinched my fingers as I released the cork.

Thankfully, after 9 months, the Rabbit gave up the ghost. The worm unravelled & couldn't be removed.

I have just received a new Screwpull from Amazon. At [$$] it is competitively priced, but price is not the point. I expect the Screwpull to last indefinitely. I have learned my lesson - don't use brute force. The worm is now supposedly good for 2,000 pulls. Three or four worms should see me through.

I have seen some negative reviews for both products, but I can't identify with the problems attributed to the Screwpull. However, the more numerous negative Rabbit reviews reflect my own experience.

I have two tips. When dealing with wax seals, remove the wax before using the corkscrew. If the worm meets resistance in a cork, revert to an old fashioned corkscrew - the cork may be a high-tech product for which neither product is suited.

For those who have never used this type of product, I can say that after 10 years I have never had a cork break.

For those thinking of reviewing either product - wait until you have removed 50 corks. ... Read more


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