Celebrity Millennium Australia - New Zealand Cruise
Day 8 - Saturday, February 08, 2009, At Sea Tasmania to New Zealand
Wine Tasting - Riedel The Wine Glass Company


Introduced in 1986, Vinum was the first machine-made series of glasses in history to be based exclusively on the characteristics of quality, reasonably price and wide distribution.

Vinum has had a permanent impact on the globe's wine glass culture. These glasses have proved to consumers and restauranteurs that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass.

The Vinum collection, developed by Georg Riedel on the principle that the content commands the shape, is the "Vitrum-Vinothek" for every day use. Vinum is made of over 24% lead crystal.


"The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50 years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure than almost any winemaking dynasty".

Vinum/Montrachet/Chardonnay - Ref. No. 6416/97

For the appreciation of dry white wines exceeding 14% alcohol or oak-aged full bodied, concentrated dry white wines with medium to low acidity such as wines from Mersault and vineyard sites such as Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet and made from the grape variety Chardonay.

Vinum/Sauvignon Blanc - Ref. No. 6416/33

For the appreciation of dry aromatic white wines below 14% alcohol, medium to light body with high acidity such as wines from Bordeaux (white), Graves Blanc, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and made from grape varieties such as Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and sweet white wines such as Sauternes, Tokaji, Beerenauslese, Icewine.

Vinum/Bordeaux - Ref. No. 6416/0

For the appreciation of concentrated, intense red wines, high in tanin and medium acidity, such as wines from Bordeaux (red) or wines made from grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

Vinum/Burgundy - Ref. No. 6416/7

For the appreciation of medium bodied red wines with high acidity and medium to low tannins such as wines from Barbaresca, Barolo, Beaujolais, Burgundy (red) or wines made from grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Gamay.

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