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Wine and wine glasses can, sometimes, be a little confusing.The Riedel Shop Blog is here to help. From which Riedel glass to use, whether it's glasses for Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, or Sauvignon Blanc, to in depth articles on your favourite wines, we're here to provide information, inspiration and, hopefully, entertainment. If you have any requests, or suggestions, for future blog posts drop us a line at

Inspiration & Advice from The Riedel Shop

Which Riedel Wine Glass?

Riedel is famous for being the inventors of the specialised wine glass. That particular grape varieties taste better in certain shapes of glass is now widely accepted.

However, this means that the array of available Riedel wine glasses can be somewhat overwhelming. 

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Riedel Questions & Answers

Our most Frequently Asked Questions about Riedel glassware.

From "How do you pronounce Riedel?" to "Are my Riedel glasses dishwasher safe?" and even "Why are red wine glasses bigger than white?"

All the answers to your burning questions.

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A beginners guide to the 9 different wine styles 

When buying wine, most of us, tend to stick with what we know. Whilst this isn't necessarily a bad thing, you could be missing out on things.

It's important to to have a bit of knowledge, so that you at least have an idea of what to buy.

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Decoding the Language of Wine Labels: A Comprehensive Guide

By understanding the key elements of a label, from the producer and brand to the appellation of origin and varietal composition, you can make more informed choices, discover new and exciting wines to enjoy and waste less money on stuff you don't like.

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The History of the Wine Glass

People have been using glass to drink wine from since ancient times, but the modern-day design we think of – a bowl, a stem and a base – is medieval.

The glass as we know it probably emerged around 1400 in Venice. 

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Rise and Dine: The Glorious Tradition of Brunch

Brunch was, from the beginning, meant to be a particularly leisurely affair.

It “puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself & your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries of the week.’’

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Food and Wine Pairing Basics

I have been known, when dining out, to choose the wine first and then decide what to eat based on that (mind you I’ve also been known to choose the wine depending on the shape of the glasses, but I am a bit of a wine glass geek!) 

I think that finding a great food and wine pairing is one of those truly joyful moments in life that can elevate a meal from good to great; and if it’s one you have arrived at yourself, after perusing the menu and the wine list, then you get an added soupçon of smugness to top it off.

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All About Wine

Guide to Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Wine is a very broad term that encompasses any wine with bubbles. Even Champagne is a ‘sparkling wine’ but, importantly, not all sparkling wine is Champagne.

Most of us know Champagne, Cava and Prosecco, but what really differentiates one sparkling wine from the next?

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Guide to Full Bodied White Wine

If creamy, nutty white wines packed with ripe tropical-fruit flavours sound like your idea of heaven, then "full bodied" whites are for you.

With more weight and aromatic character than their crisper counterparts, many of these wines have the weight to cope with oak ageing and the vanilla-and-toast complexity that comes with it.

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Guide to Light Bodied Red Wine

Light bodied red wines are ideal for those who may be new to drinking red wine.

They are typically lower in tannins and therefore make excellent compliments to a variety of dishes.

They are lightweight and refreshing and tend to grow in cooler climates.

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Cocktail Recipes

Tequila - Mexico's Liquid Gold

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico's greatest export. From its origins and history, tequila heroes and legends, and which celebrity sold his tequila brand for $1 billion.


The World of Whisky (part 1)

“What whisky will not cure, there is no cure for.”.... According to my Grandfather! The first half of everything you could ever want to know about aquavitae.