Riedel Vinum Spirits Glasses Set of 2 #18135
- Each glass stands 6-3/8 inches tall and holds 2.9 oz.
- The shape of the glass captures the liqueur at the bulb of the base, sending the aroma straight up through the top and directly to your nose.
- The clarity of Lead-free glass brings out the liqueur's shine. Hand-washing recommended.
Recommended for: Aquavit, Maraschino, Spirits, Stone Fruit
Why choose this set over similar glasses?
- Vinum was the first glass designed for the zones of the tongue that perceive sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, and acidity, targeting receptors to bring out the varietal's nuances.
- Machine-made glasses offer precision and uniformity in material compared to hand-blown or mouth-blown versions.
- The truncated bowl and relatively long stem of this copita offers a charming visual profile.
- Design parameters are based on the characteristics of fine liquer
- Glasses designed with elegance, lightness, and balance
- Machine-made with lead-free crystal
- Set of 2 glasses
Size: 6 3/8h (in)
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Capacity: 2.9 oz
What makes Riedel stemware unique
Riedel recently began the process of converting all of its glassware from lead to lead-free glass crystal, and eventually all of Riedel's glassware will be lead-free. We compared lead vs the lead-free (Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru glasses side by side, and found it difficult to distinguish between the glasses. It seemed like the lead-free glasses had thinner stems and rims, while the 24% lead glasses seemed slightly heaver in the hand. There was no discernable difference in the balance, clarity or construction of the glasses.
Ratings & Reviews
Making spirits bright
by photo jim
Received my glasses on time and well packed. Beautiful design with wide base. Perfect for those special drinks.
There are better options
First, I'm a big Riedel fan - I can't say enough good things about the vinum series wine glasses.
I'm a big fan of distillates - Eaux de Vie, Cognacs, Scotches, and others - I have more than 50 examples. That said, this little glass - 3 oz - is the worst of the bunch. It robs both bouquet and flavor. The nose is too narrow and the bowl is too small. Small tulip shaped glasses - 4 to 7 oz (and at 1/3 the price) - are far superior.
The glass is very cute though - and that is its strength. It is good for casual sipping and showing off, but it is not good for hedonism.
Interesting - Sort of Fun
by Michael -
This odd shaped glass is a good excuse to taste your way through the collection of spirits in the cabinet. They highlighted the brightness of the Michigan Cherry and nicely highlighted Drambuie.
Not a necessity, but they are a lot of fun and help focus on the individual mixed drink ingredients as you build your "taste catalog" on the way to better customizing your cocktail selections.