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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 10:35 PM

The Wall Street Journal's Lettie Teague visits the TableTop show with Bar Boulud's sommelier Michael Madrigale.  Madrigale is offering his views on various higher end wine glasses, from a professional's point of view.  Right now, the glass in use at the Bar Boulud is a Mircenza ($5 each).

 

He really liked the Luigi Bormioli glasses ($25 for two). The titanium reinforced stem allows a steward to carry several glasses at a time, and stand up to repeated cleaning. Breakage is always a problem.

 

He liked the Orrefors glasses, which are described in crisp wine, fruit wine, etc terms.  Didn't care for the Waterford, which he found difficult to use and expensive, over $100 per stem.  Liked the Riedel decanters, which he described as proleterian, gets the job done, etc.  (Ms Teague generally doesn't express strong negative views, so the pass over for Riedel glasses is significant.)

 

Denture cleaner is highly recommended for cleaning wine glasses.  Never knew that.

 

http://www.wsj.com/a...lier-1445383362

 

 

 


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#2 Sneakeater

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:11 PM

I have those relatively cheap Schott Zweisel Tritan titanium-reinforced wine glasses, and as a complete klutz I have to say they hold up remarkably well.

 

So titanium:  it's real.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:13 PM


 

Denture cleaner is highly recommended for cleaning wine glasses.  Never knew that.

 

 

 

 

And for decanters!  (I think my cleaning lady must be mystified as to why I have a stash with my cleaning supplies.)


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#4 taion

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:32 PM

I've slowly been replacing my Riedel Vinums with Zalto Denk`Arts as the Riedels break.

Actually just broke my first Zalto stem last week when I knocked an upside-down one over onto a short vase (like 4" tall), with the stem directly hitting the lip of the vase. They are remarkably durable despite how delicate they feel.

Would recommend 10/10.
I didn't tip at Per Se either.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:33 PM

"Denk`Art" is the stupidest styling for a name that I've ever seen, though.
I didn't tip at Per Se either.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:37 PM

Wait, $6 Riedel decanters? What?
I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#7 Rail Paul

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 12:53 AM

Wait, $6 Riedel decanters? What?

 

Caught my attention too.  May look into that tomorrow.  My first reaction was a typo, that they meant $60.  We'll see


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 12:56 AM

"Denk`Art" is the stupidest styling for a name that I've ever seen, though.

 

It does hint at the sharp k`ink some of the line exhibits (esp. the champagne glasses iirc), but yes, they're pretty good. 


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:09 AM

We use Luigi Bormioli champagne and the vinotech gradevole http://www.luigiborm...teque-gradevole for Rieslings. Both glasses are a pleasure to drink from. We also like Riedel Bordeaux, Pinot and Montrachet (Chardonnay) glasses.

As for the $6 Riedel decanter, if it's not a typo keep in mind industry discounts are quite different from retail markups; ie, opposite ends of the pricing spectrum.

When I really want clean glasses I steam them - hold the glass over a pot of simmering water - and dry them with a flour sack towel (no lint). I hear Alka Selzer also works for cleaning glasses.

#10 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

Mrs AB wants Zalto stems for her birthday. Any reccs for where to purchase.


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:19 PM

Urp

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

well. literally a day late on that one.


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#13 joethefoodie

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:05 AM

Mrs AB wants Zalto stems for her birthday. Any reccs for where to purchase.

 

Has anyone ever seen them at a price that is not the MSRP?