Riedel SOMMELIER glass for Tequila and Sherry
Recommended for Tequila and Sherry.
This glass, based on a Spanish original, was introduced into the Sommeliers range in 1980. Tasting demonstrated that the shape of the traditional Sherry / Tequila glasses used in Jerez itself cannot be bettered, and our design faithfully reproduces this shape.
The Riedel Tequila glass, designated the Official Tequila Glass by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila, was designed to enhance Mexico’s finest Reposados, Anejos and Reservas de Casa Tequilas. The shape and size of the bowl deliver the finest and most delicate aromas, originating from the combination of the Blue Agave and the oak cask in which Tequila is aged, de-emphasizing the evidence of pungent alcohol fumes. The delivery from the glass to the palate makes the beverage taste round, supple and sweet. The glass has a tall stem, meant to lift fine Tequila to the level it deserves. The glass was developed at two workshops led by Georg Riedel and attended by over two dozen Tequila producers, officials and cognoscenti, using twelve 100% Agave Tequila Reposado, aged eight months. Each workshop consisted of four rounds of tastings, during which two to three glasses were eliminated at each to find the best suitable glass shape.
All Riedel glasses are dishwasher proof according to DIN EN 12857-1/2:2005