Wine Tasting — It’s All In the Glass

Thomas Leman, Regional Sales Manager, Southwest USA for Riedel came to Dallas on Wednesday. At the Míele Gallery in the Dallas Design District he demonstrated how the aroma and taste of wine changes depending what kind of glass it is served in. You can try the experiment in the video yourself this weekend with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Riedel ‘Vinum Series’ Bordeaux glass from Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s or Sigel’s. It really is very instructive.


  • I agree 100% with varietal specific stemware. 80% of what we taste comes from what we smell first. Being able to detect the fruit in a wine from the aromas are a huge part of tasting wine. Thomas Leman is absolutely right.