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  • OK, so I just posted a dozen images. Not necessarily of current bottles of wine ... Dionysus making it happen--Riedel, eat your heart out5) serving amphora reminding drinker Dionysus was making it happen6) shipping amphorae7) those pesky old winemakers, the Seilenoi8) Odysseus after too much retsina? Or was that the sirens?9) re-engineered and ... Read More

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  • Some years ago we came to possess (details are unnecessary) several dozen ... ... ... up a few fancier stems (Riedel) over the years, but they are just much too dainty for everyday use.  Mrs. EMark really dislikes the Libbeys, but I am such a cheap SOB, that I cannot resist using them until they are all broken.  They're restaurant glasses.  T... Read More

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  • Decanters are too often a second thought when it comes to the wine ... take on the sweet shape, Riedel’s Black Tie Bliss Wine Decanter offers a heart-cut out (which also acts as a handle for pouring) in the classic elongated shape.  Wine on the GoIf you are looking for a more stylish option than boxed wine when you’re pouring away from the comf... Read More

    From the article Decanters to Add to Your Collection


  • "Hey Baby, there ain't no easy way out.Hey I won't back down" ~ Tom Petty http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2015/08/tools-actually-do-go-out-of-fashion.html   Read More

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  • JD, I've enjoyed every Drouhin I've tried, both French and Oregonian. ... I was just about to call the Riedel lawyer Read More

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  • Love the Hosemaster, have one pair of Oregon Pinot Riedel's that our daughter gave us for Christmas that we use on rare occasions. Can't believe Riedel would give a hoot about something a wine blogger posts, I would think their lawyers would have more important matters to attend to. Read More

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  • Riedell has long been about marketeering and branding BS, not true product quality, craftsmanship or good design. Which, of course, is what the satire was about. Effetish huckstering that preys on ignorant insecurities. More than a dozen years ago I decided the company no longer needed any of my money.Humourless Teutons and overblown, overentitl... Read More

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  • Yeah, I got a lot of free ones too. But they've always been a company relying on BS as much as anything. I give them a lot of credit though - they convinced people to pay more money for simpler glasses. Those guys who used to cut crystal and who were real craftsmen? No need for them when you convince people that the best wine glass is perfectly ... Read More

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  • Greg, I totally forgot about that claim they used to make. Outrageous.Never did care for their stems but did get a nice simple balloon decanter as a gift a few years back and it's been my go to ever since. Read More

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  • Hosemaster is one of the only bloggers I read fairly regularly. He's a ... ... ... Too bad he had to - the Riedel letter is ridiculous. I don't know the libel law in Austria allows truth as a defense - in some countries truth is irrelevant. But if it does, or if they bring suit in some country where truth is a defense, he just has to point to... Read More

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