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$104.99 list($149.00)
1. Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses,
$83.99 list($120.00)
2. Riedel Vinum Chardonnay/Chablis
$17.99 list($24.90)
3. Riedel O Cabernet/Merlot Wine
$149.99 list($199.99)
4. Screwpull Elegance Lever Model
$30.99 list($44.00)
5. Riedel Ouverture Red Wine Glasses,
$13.99 list($19.90)
6. Riedel O Chardonnay/ Viognier
$17.99 list($24.90)
7. Riedel O Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo Wine
$99.99 $99.63 list($169.99)
8. Haier HVT12ABS 12-Bottle-Capacity
$79.99 $74.95 list($110.00)
9. Metrokane Rabbit Wine Opener Gift
$44.99 list($90.00)
10. Spiegelau Vino Grande Burgundy
$69.99 list($100.00)
11. Riedel Vinum Burgundy/Pinot Noir
$69.99 list($103.20)
12. Riedel Wine Series Cabernet/Bordeaux
list($139.00)
13. Screwpull Lever Model Wine Opener
$44.99 list($90.00)
14. Spiegelau Vino Grande Magnum Bordeaux
$83.99 list($120.00)
15. Riedel Vinum Extreme Bordeaux/Cabernet
$44.99 $39.00 list($90.00)
16. Spiegelau Vino Grande Chardonnay
$156.99 list($225.00)
17. Riedel Magnum Ultra Decanter
$42.99 list($84.00)
18. Spiegelau Authentis Collection
$17.99 list($24.90)
19. Riedel O Syrah/Shiraz Wine Tumblers,
$149.99
20. Dolce Wine Tower

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. 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


3. 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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Amazon.com

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


4. 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


5. 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


6. 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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Amazon.com

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


7. 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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Amazon.com

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


8. Haier HVT12ABS 12-Bottle-Capacity Table-Top Wine Cellar, Black with Silver Trim
list price: $169.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00067YSK0
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Haier
Sales Rank: 1384
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Features

  • Measures 22-5/16 by 18-1/8 by 16 inches
  • Table-top wine cellar with ultra-quiet thermo-electric cooling system
  • Perfect for chilling up to 12 bottles of red or white wine
  • Adjustable thermostat; 3 full-chrome wire storage racks
  • Silver-trimmed, double-pane insulated glass door; recessed handle

9. 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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Amazon.com Review

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


10. 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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Amazon.com Review

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


11. 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


12. 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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Amazon.com Review

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

13. 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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Amazon.com Review

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


14. Spiegelau Vino Grande Magnum Bordeaux Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $90.00
our price: $44.99
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Asin: B00004SUID
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Spiegelau
Sales Rank: 308
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

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 generously sized wine glass measures 9 inches high and is designed to showcase the Bordeaux region's Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. The 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 especially for wines of the Bordeaux region
  • Glasses hold a generous 22-ounces
  • Machine-blown glasses are 7% lead crystal
  • Each glass stands 9 inches high with a sturdy base and graceful stem

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Everyday Stemware
I use these glasses every day. I used to have the same size/shape Riedel glasses, but these are *exactly* the same shape, and half the price. Also, the stem is just slightly thicker, so I don't break them nearly as often. They go right into the dishwasher, and come out looking perfect. I adore Spiegelau stemware.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect red wine glasses.....
I have 12 of these beautiful red wine glases, and I have to say I absolutely love the size/shape of these glasses. They really enhance a given wine beautifully, yet cost much less than Riedels (though look just as good.) Of all the Spiegelau red wine glasses, the Vino Grande bordeaux is by far my favorite---it is larger than the standard red wine glass (around 17 ounces), yet slightly smaller than the 25 ounce burgundy glass, which is a little too big in my opinion. Overall these are very classy, yet durable glass---which is why you'll find these exact same glasses in many, if not most fine steak restaurants.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Offers
I look for the reviews and I do make jusdement on if I do want to buy an item you have to offer here. I really like the Gold box offer too. What a great idea, the price range noted here is high [for me], espically with so many individuals out of a job, just a recommendation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Big and beautiful
I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on Reidel glasses, and these are a great alternative. They really do make wine drinking more enjoyable. The size and shape of the glass brings out the aroma of reds beautifully. The rims are thin, and the glass balances nicely in your hand. The generous size also makes for a striking table setting. Very satisfied.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great glass
These glasses are attractive and always noticed by guests. They are used in my household on a routine basis and truely enhance the enjoyment of wine. Too tall for my dishwasher! ... Read more


15. Riedel Vinum Extreme Bordeaux/Cabernet Wine Glass, Set of 4
list price: $120.00
our price: $83.99
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Asin: B00005NJEU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 458
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Made in Austria by the world's most renowned wine-glass makerRiedel Crystal, founded in 1756, the four large glasses in this set areideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and full-bodied red Bordeauxwines like Cabernet Franc. The glasses are from Riedel's Vinum Extremeseries, which are distinguished by their bowls' dramatically flareddiamond shape. The glasses provide an exceptionally wide evaporationsurface, thereby intensifying wines' bouquet and silky texture. Theglasses are machine-blown of 24 percent lead crystal and conform toRiedel's exacting standards: colorless, transparent, and thin-walled,with lips cut and polished so wine flows smoothly onto the tongue.These glasses are 9-3/4 inches high and hold 30-3/8 ounces.

Though glasses shaped and sized for different types of wine seemcommonplace today, when Riedel introduced this idea in 1961 it wasrevolutionary. Since then Riedel has continued fine-tuning glasses tobring out the best characteristics in wines and spirits. Varying bowls'shapes and sizes affects the position of the head when sipping andwhere wine first contacts the tongue's various taste zones. Riedelcrystal is used by fine restaurants all over the world and thus muststand up to frequent trips through a dishwasher. But because leadcrystal has a soft, coarse surface to convey intense aromas, Riedelrecommends the glasses be hand washed. --Fred Brack

... Read more

Features

  • Made in Austria by world renowned wine-glass maker
  • Four large, dramatically shaped glasses ideal for certain red wines
  • For Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Bordeaux wines like Cabernet Franc
  • Diamond-shaped bowls intensify bouquet, enhance wines' silky texture
  • Machine-blown of 24 percent lead crystal; 9-3/4 inches high, hold 30-3/8 ounces

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beth San Diego
What a value!! I collect all manner of beautiful crystal stemware. On more or less a whim, I purchased the Riedel Vinum Extreme. I heard that Robert Mondavi is quoted as saying "I never knew my wines tasted so good!" so my boyfriend and I decided to have some fun and try a blind tasting. We pitted my gorgeous and hideously expensive hand cut crystal against the Riedel. We were truly astounded. No kidding, you start tasting the wine before it hits your lips. The shape of the bowl funnels the aroma of the wine up and out of the glass and the vapors start flowing into your nose before the glass even touches your tongue (be sure not to fill these LARGE glasses full; it will spoil the effect and you'll soon get so drunk from sheer volume that none of your senses will be working!) With my other crystal, we could barely smell the wine at all. We weren't tasting a fine wine, either. Rather we were drinking a Charles Shaw Cab, aka "Two-Buck Chuck" that we'd gotten on sale from Trader Joe's. The Riedel brought out the best in even a very inexpensive wine. Now I am buying more glasses--for myself and for friends. We bought a few more cases of "Two-Buck Chuck" too. I wouldn't bother with the cheaper "everyday" Riedel's. These glasses make a $5 red taste more like a $10-$12 red, so it's great to have a good tasting wine for dinner every night without emptying our wallets. These glasses paid for themselves after a few bottles of wine! We are planning a trip to Paris, and I am bringing a set of these glasses for our host, along with a good CA wine. We're going to have a little taste test for fun! Good Riedel's are a must-have for anyone concerned about tasting wine and a wonderful housewarming or hostess present!!!! Have fun and enjoy the great taste of wine.

1-0 out of 5 stars Get the real thing
If you want some real hand made crystal glass.don't buy these Machine made, try the best crysatl item are from Belgium , CRYSTAL Val Saint Lambert.

5-0 out of 5 stars We Love Riedel
The right glass can make your wine taste better -- and, no, I'm not kidding.

Riedel Vinum Extreme weren't just made for great quality and even better style, they are designed specifically to showcase New World wines.

If you like your Cabernets from California or your Shiraz from Australia or your Merlot from Chile, then do yourself a favor and buy a set of these glasses.

A big, deep bowl flares out from the stem, then tapers gently back in towards the top. Not only does this shape perfectly hold the big bouquet of wines with big fruit, it also delivers the wine straight to the perfect spot on your tongue.

We were so impressed with these Cabernet glasses, that we asked for (and got) the Pinot Noir glasses for our wedding. Soon, we'll be getting a set of the Chardonnay, too.

And then we added a wall cabinet with hanging stemware racks to our dry bar, so that we can see this beautiful crystal on display, even when we aren't drinking. ... Read more


16. Spiegelau Vino Grande Chardonnay Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $90.00
our price: $44.99
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Asin: B00004SUI8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Spiegelau
Sales Rank: 464
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

These are the wine glasses you'll pull out every night for dinner, as well as on those special occasions. Their shape enhances the aromas and flavors of any wine. They are durable, dishwasher-safe, and retain their clarity well. And they're color-stable for guaranteed brilliance. The only thing missing with these glasses is the wine itself. --Marcela Broussard ... Read more

Features

  • Made in Denmark
  • Set of six everyday wine glasses
  • Made of high-quality crystal
  • Each glass measures 8-1/2 inches high
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful glasses
We bought two sets of these glasses with the bonus offer. They are worth every penny! At that price we were able to replace all our odd matching glasses and get two full sets of white and red! They sound beautiful when held at the stem to toast. Guests always remark at their fine quality. They are delicate (as they should be) but we've never broken one w/ hand washing and drying.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for home entertaining!
I dislike large wine glasses immensely. That's my personal bias, and I didn't enjoy drinking wine from the gargantuan goblets I've had for years, so I bought a six-set of these 12-oz Spiegelaus at a Pottery Barn, and I love them! I had a glass of Sterling in one tonight, and I love the glass, its easy stem, and its perfect size for my face and nose. I love the feel of the glass -- not too heavy, not wimpy; the quality is very, very good, and I love its overall character. The shape is perfect for me and for those who enjoy a smaller-sized bowl or glass shape.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice glasses
I bought several different sets of these while in Singapore, and I've been very happy with them. Not quite to the Riedel standard, but still very nice. Hand wash. Enjoy.

5-0 out of 5 stars great value, very durable
I agree with the other reviewer. I just want to add that these glasses have survived hundreds of washings over the years in the dishwasher, and have never shown any signs of wear, including scratching or breaking. great value.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great glasses for everyday
These glasse are great for use at any time, whether you're just having a glass by your self or at a dinner party. Simple elegance and excellent quality at a much lower price point than Riedel's. Not as thin as Riedel but very nice, no distortion of the color and sturdier. If you want serious wine glasses and don't want to spend a fortune, get these. ... Read more


17. Riedel Magnum Ultra Decanter
list price: $225.00
our price: $156.99
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Asin: B00005NJEX
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 3556
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Made in Austria by the world's most renowned wineglass maker,Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756, this classic decanter is blown from 24percent lead crystal. It is magnum size (1-1/2 liters), perfect for oneor two bottles of red wine. While the most common use of a decanter isto prevent sediment in an aged red wine from spoiling the wine'sclarity and brilliance, some authorities also recommend decanting youngred wines to give them the opportunity to bloom. In either case, thisspectacular decanter brings a breathtaking elegance to the dinnertable. Standing 9-1/2 inches high on a 9-1/2-inch-diameter base, itsproportions are as perfect as the crystal. Riedel crystal is used byfine restaurants all over the world and thus must stand up to frequenttrips through a dishwasher. But because lead crystal has a softsurface, Riedel recommends this decanter be hand washed. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • Made in Austria by world renowned wine-glass maker
  • Classic, elegant shape for decanting red wines
  • Made of 24 percent lead crystal
  • Magnum size (1-1/2 liters) ideal for one or two bottles
  • Stands 9-1/2 inches high on 9-1/2-inch diameter base

18. Spiegelau Authentis Collection Red Wine Glasses, Set of 6
list price: $84.00
our price: $42.99
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Asin: B00005V5MI
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Spiegelau
Sales Rank: 443
Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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Generously sized and tapered toward the rims to intensify andconcentrate bouquet, the six glasses in this set are perfect forserving full-bodied red wines. Each glass has a capacity of 17 ouncesso it can hold a full serving and still have ample evaporation surfacefor a wine's full aroma to rise in its tapered chimney. The glasses aremachine-blown of 5 percent lead crystal, providing excellenttransparency and brilliance for showcasing color and clarity. Elegant,finely balanced, lightweight yet sturdy, they have thin rims to ensuresmooth sipping and are dishwasher-safe. Each glass is 8-1/2 incheshigh. Located in a small Bavarian town that bears the company's name,Spiegelau has been making glassware for nearly 500 years. Wine glassesfrom Spiegelau's Authentis collection are notable for their strengthand value. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 8-1/2 inches high, 17-ounce capacity
  • Six glasses for serving full-bodied red wines
  • Generously sized and tapered to intensify and concentrate wine's bouquet
  • Excellent transparency and brilliance display wine's color, clarity
  • Machine-blown of 5 percent lead crystal

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatly Exceeds Expectations
I was interested in an alternative to my expensive Riedel crystal glasses. I often take fine wine on the road and want to ensure that I have the proper glasses to enhance the experience for myself and others. Too often, they broke in transportation or at the event and the cost was adding up. When the two for one offer popped up I thought why not give it a try; these would become my disposable glasses. The special offer price worked out to less than $5 per glass. I was certainly surprised when these arrived and I washed them. They are fine glasses that I now prefer to the Riedel, (Vinum series) irregardless of the price. (And the price difference is significantly in my favor with the special offer.) One was slightly imperfect in the lower portion/ bowl, but nothing too concerning. Sizewise, they were a tad smaller/ less voluminous than the Reidel, but again, no big deal. I am very pleased and am likely to order another set while the special offer (6 red and 6 white for $39.99) is still in force. If not, for the same price, I'd select these German crystal glasses over the Austrian Riedel Vinum series glasses.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get a set of white and a set of red and you're ready to dine
I bought these glasses along with the white ones because they were a great deal, but once they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by their excellent quality and their beauty. These Spiegelau Authentis Red Wine Glasses have the heft of the Riedel glasses. They feel great in the hand and they make that nice ringing sound of crystal when you toast. The tapered shape does seem to help with the nose of the wine (follow the instructions and only pour wine to the widest part of the glass), and if nothing else, they make you look good at a dinner party. And the best part of all? They seem quite happy to run through the dishwasher, which is great, because washing wineglasses by hand always scares me. After spending three months using both the red and the white Spiegelau glasses, I ordered another set of each, and I'm giving my old Bormiolis away.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice but very fragile
I got mine with the 2 for one deal, so of the 12 glasses, one arrived broken. I asked for cash back and got almost no value (I think the refund mechanism for that deal is broken). So if you get a broken one, ask for a replacement. BTW You don't have to send the non broken ones back.

I like them so far, they are way better than those Anchor Hocking versions that I had. But in the hand they feel like they would break with any misuse. So while the carton says "dishwasher possible" mine are not going near it.

Again Amazon didn't pack one of the two boxes well and that was the box with the busted glass.

BTW if you home, and the UPS delivery guy hands you a box and you give it a shake and it "tinkles", hand it right back to him and ask to fill out a broken as recieved form. Don't even bother to open it up.

On the otherside, everyone seems to rave about how much better their wine tastes in better glasses. For me that's overrated. Maybe my pallett isn't all that refined but good wine still tastes better than bad or really cheap stuff, but neither seems to improve in the glass.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Price, Great Quality
This general purpose red wine set is a good place to start if you want to dip your toes into the world of specialized glasses that Spiegelau and Riedel produce. Even if you already have different sets for each type of wine that you drink, these will make a good addition to your collection. They are ideal for a dinner party where you don't want to swap out glasses with each different bottle of wine.

You don't have to be a wine snob in order to appreciate a really nice set of wineglasses. These are delicate and well-balanced without being absurdly fragile. There is enough of a taper to the thin rim to capture the bouquet and the bowl is nicely proportioned.

I prefer to hand wash them, but have successfully washed them in the dishwasher using a special wine glass rack. If you're careful not to bang them around or twist too much when drying, they should last a long time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great wine glasses!
I have recently started exploring the wines of Northern California, and am partial to red wines. I bought these glasses because of their price and their specificity to reds. They arrived intact, the set that I recieved are nearly identical to each other, and I've had them approximately four months and have only broken one, as it was knocked off a counter onto a tile floor. I think they are as robust as delicate wine glasses can be expected to be, and they really do enhance the wine-drinking experience, whether you are drinking $30 or $3 wine. These glasses add a touch of elegance to my table, and I'd definitely recommend them. ... Read more


19. Riedel O Syrah/Shiraz Wine Tumblers, Set of 2
list price: $24.90
our price: $17.99
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Asin: B00018HQBC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Riedel
Sales Rank: 160
Average Customer Review: 3.75 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 to highlight the tannins and balance the fruit in wine varieties such as Syrah and Shiraz. Each glass holds 21-7/8 ounces of wine, stands 5-3/8 inches tall, and is completely dishwasher-safe. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Holds 21-7/8 ounces; 5-3/8 inches tall
  • Trendy tumbler design is more stable, easier to store
  • Glass shape enhances taste of Syrah, Shiraz
  • Machine-made of non-lead glass
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Unusual, great glasses
These are incredible glasses! Very high quality, sleek glasses that feel great in your hand and look great on your table. As the shape is different, they make an excellent conversation piece. They are good wine glasses if you are sitting down or have the opportunity to place your glass down often; they're not good for wine at cocktail parties or instances where you have to hold your glass often - holding them in your hand often will warm them quickly. They also make great beverage glasses for water, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love these glasses!
I wasn't sure what I'd think of these glasses, but I love 'em! Granted, they do look a bit like a big bud vase, but I really enjoy using them for a casual glass (or two...) of wine at home. I also like the Sauvignon Blanc glasses that are quite a bit smaller. All in all, a great purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars What the...
NEWS FLASH: These are nothing more than an excuse for Riedel to sell you 2 CURVED GLASS TUMBLERS for $18. A trip to any home store will yield similarly-shaped glasses for a couple of dollars. Sure, undiscriminating wine drinkers used to (some still do) drink their cheap wine out of plain old glasses, but does that mean you should? Remember that one of the reasons a wineglass has a stem is to prevent your hand from touching the bowl and heating the wine well above room temperature. If Riedel is truly a "connoisseur company" they are undoubtedly aware of this but for some reason (ka-ching!) it doesn't bother them. Heck, if I were making $17.75 in profit from 25 cents worth of glass I suppose it wouldn't bother me much either...

Drink up, suckers!

5-0 out of 5 stars A new favorite glass for a new favorite wine
These tumblers are actually a throwback to the way people used to drink wine - in a goblet (and without a stem). But being Riedels, these have a timeless elegance and unmistakable shape that can only come from the company that all but revolutionized the art of wine tasting and enjoyment. For an urban wine lover, with limited space, these were the perfect choice for me. And I wasn't a believer before, but I believe it now - once you smell, taste, and drink wine out of a Riedel, there is no going back to anything else. It does for wine what CD's did for music or HD did for TV. And since shiraz and syrah are quickly becoming the new darlings of the red wine world, what better way to enjoy them than in glasses specifically designed for them. These only enhance the spice and berry aromas and flavors. And without a stem, they are quite a conversation piece. ... Read more


20. Dolce Wine Tower
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B0000B0HRU
Catlog: Furniture
Sales Rank: 59
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wine tower with dark walnut finish
  • Stores up to 18 bottles
  • Built-in stemware rack
  • 2 open shelves and accessory drawer
  • Dolce furniture collection

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Fab Dolce Piece
16 screws, about 30 minutes (well, less if I dared to ever read directions) and it is suddenly a sturdy, stylish wine rack to rival even the most expensive, trendy home furnishing store (you know who I mean). The stem rack is a nice size to hold even the largest goblets or your martini glasses if you like. The drawer is a nice little touch to hold your wine coasters, wine charms and your corkscrew. I am very, very pleased and would recommend this purchase to all.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!
This is a beautiful but inexpensive piece of furniture! It is perfect for young professionals that want a sophisticated wine rack but don't have a lot of space or money. Assembly was fairly easy. Our friends constantly compliment the wine tower.

4-0 out of 5 stars Expected quality for the price
I have bought others in this collection that I have to admit I like more because 1. this isn't as sturdy 2. it came with a few nicks that I will have to polish and 3. some of the pieces don't fit flush. When compared in color with the rest of the Dolce collection, you can see more of the wood grain here, but the stain was good. It took about 45 minutes for me to put it together myself, which isn't long. I LOVE the other pieces in the Dolce collection, but maybe this piece was built by a different company? It still is a very pretty piece and will look great with the rest of my furniture. I would still recommend for the price - especially with free shipping.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful product, unbeatable price
I had been looking for a wine tower for a while. When I saw this on the target website, it seemed like it was just the thing I wanted. I ordered it, and it is indeed a very beautiful piece. This is a good quality product(both in terms of wood, construction, and finish) Assembly requires about 1/2 hour. I received this item just 3 days after ordering it! On the whole, great wine tower at a great price!

1-0 out of 5 stars COMPLETELY DAMAGED
I got the wine tower very fast. The box was completely ripped off. Upon opening the box the pieces where scratched some of them with broken wood where screws are going and missing screws. I love the look of the wood but I was disappointed with the delivery. ... Read more


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