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Christmas Wine

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eternumviti, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    So do I, sometimes! Five minutes of playtime has just shown that my bog-standard House of Fraser wine glasses are exactly the same capacity as my Rochefort beer glass (350ml) but much smaller than, say, my St Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle glass (600ml.) But I’m sure you could use the Riedels for beer as well as wine if you really wanted...

    I suppose if I had any entrepreneurial spirit I’d buy a dozen anyway and flog six on eBay at a silly price.
     
  2. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

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    For context. They are quite small, but excellent from a practical day to day point of view. If you find them too small just go for one of the larger options - the Syrah is much bigger, I think almost twice the capacity, but you won't get it in the washer rack. I think Restaurant Champagne & Wine glass runs to 440ml against the 350ml here, might be the answer, but the stem is still quite long. Cabernet/Merlot is shorter stemmed, but with a bigger bowl. The overall height is the dimension to look for as regards dishwashers, I guess then choose the largest capacity to that limit.
     
  3. Tray

    Tray Well-Known Member

    I've got some wonderful wine glasses each glass holds more than a whole 75cl bottle but you wouldn't notice until you stand up.
    They haven't been used for over a decade .
     
  4. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^^ I have one of those but don't remember how I got it. Anyway I started pouring wine into it for a laugh until it became quite clear it would take the whole bottle. Not doing that again.
     
  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    Thanks. I think I’ll go for those as I have already got a couple of very big Riedels (Ouverture Magnum, maybe?) that I bought when a merchant was clearing them out at £8/pair.

    I thought I had a cavalier attitude towards washing up, but obviously not - none of my wine or beer glasses ever go in the dishwasher!
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  6. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    I've broken far more of the bloody things handwashing them than I ever have using the dishwasher.

    I've got some Vinum Burgundy glasses at home, beautiful things that I wouldn't dream of putting in the dishwasher, but I very rarely use them.

    If you're holding swish dinner parties the Vinums are lovely because they have longer stems, better 'presence' in the table dressing. But they retail at £25 a shot, which is a bit toppy for me.
     
  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^^ now is your chance : Amazon have them at 2 for £31.50. Still best leave the handwashing until after breakfast...
     
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I never dishwasher wine glasses, even my cheap ones.


    They go grey over time.
     
  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Don't we all. Funnily enough, our really cheap wine glasses (of which three remain from the original six) have survived multiple dishwasher, er, washes, without going grey, but I wouldn't dare put any of our 'best' wineglasses in there, though hand-washing them isn't exactly risk-free, either.
     
  10. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    So that is why you fill them to the top.
     
  11. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    I used to stock them, but I leave it to Amazon and John Lewis now. I have been keeping Nude glasses, which start at £12 for two, up to £40. I prefer the £12 ones. They're made in Turkey.

    The glass in my photo above is at least 12 years old, used daily and usually machine washed. I have never had Riedels go cloudy. We wash a lot of glasses. I used to be quite precious about them, but not so much now, just get them clean and dry, and put them away.
     
  12. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    I thought I'd get some more information, so I googled 'A pair of Nudes from Turkey, only £12.'

    I was shocked.
     
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  13. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Turkey and wine is an interesting story. Despite the best efforts of Mr Erdogan (banned all alcohol advertising, promotional events, tastings etc) Turkey produces several drinkable wines. Which is fortunate as imported wines would leave a large hole in your holiday budget.
    Calling the wine glasses Nudes might be some sort of revenge.
     
  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    I had to buy some bread. There were six bottles on the shelf. That loaf has cost me £75.
     
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  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Think mine came to about £113...plus £160 for a wine fridge!
    Joint account. Oops.
     
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    My reading of google info is that Blason is not connected to Haut Brion at all. In fact I think there was a court case over the name for years.
    The second wine of Haut Brion is Le Clarence de Haut Brion.
     
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  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    That’s right, it is Larrivet Haut-Brion that it is connected to.
     
  18. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Just can't trust those 'experts'.
     
  19. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  20. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

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