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Monday, November 27, 2006

Gift Guide - Glassware: Riedel & Crate and Barrel

Riedel, the Austrian crystalware company, is the originator of the idea that different wines should have different glass shapes in order to emphasize the qualities of each wine variety. If you were so inclined, you could amass a wine glass quiver of some 30 different shapes.

However, these glasses would only be needed for those special occasions when the wine you are drinking is of a supremely high quality. And since we enjoy wine on a regular basis and simply cannot afford a $500 bottle, we enjoy the European method for wine glasses: use whatever is around and enjoy the wine, fool!

These stemless glasses from Crate and Barrel do just that. No pretense, just a simple shape and a heavy base. And at $2.00 each, they are quite a bargain.

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