I've always been enamored with Riedel glasses because of their large, delicate handblown bowls and the lyrical clinking noise they make when you toast with them. Still, I've wondered how much of a difference they make when it comes to evaluating and appreciating wine.
I had a chance to find out the answer to this question when PartySugar and I were invited to attend a wine glass tasting hosted by Maximilian Riedel himself. There, the CEO (and 11th-generation Riedel glassmaker) introduced us to the company's latest collection, Vitis, and challenged us to taste and compare popular wines using the Vitis grape-specific glasses to decide if shape truly made a difference. Did it? Find out when you read more.