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Riedel Seminar & Tasting at City Winery

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by


Join City Winery this Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. for an exclusive evening of glass-focused wine tasting and education with Maximilian Riedel. Each guest will go home with three elegant, beautiful Riedel glasses.

The event’s featured guest speaker Maximilian Riedel, is the 11th generation family member and co-owner of Riedel Crystal. With more than 250 years of glassmaking history, Riedel Crystal was the first company to introduce grape varietal-specific glassware.

In 2001, Maximilian created his first line of glassware – the Riedel Restaurant line – and in 2004 he introduced the successful and sometimes-controversial, Riedel “O” line, a stem-less glass series. Maximilian also created the Cornetto decanter. At 27, Maximilian Riedel is the youngest wine professional to be featured on the cover of Wine Enthusiast for his proprietary designs and business savvy.

Maximilian Riedel hosts only major tasting seminars to demonstrate that the right wine glass does make a difference in the aroma, taste and perception of a wine. Featuring three pieces of stemware from the Vinum XL series, Maximilian will guide each guest through an entertaining and informative, delicious seminar. Each glass is paired with a well-known cult or reserve wine.

The Glasses:

  • XL Pinot Noir
  • XL Syrah
  • XL Cabernet Sauvginon

The Wines:

  • Pinot Noir – Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2010, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Syrah – Justin Winery Syrah 2010, Paso Robles, California
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California

For additional information on this seminar, visit City Winery’s website. The event costs $100 per person and includes a three-piece Riedel Vinum XL Tasting Set.

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