Thursday, November 18, 2010

All in a days work!

Today Maximillian Riedel (of Riedel wineglasses) was on hand to teach 50 or so of us about wine tasting.  Did I mention this happened at work?  It was really fun, although most of this wine ended up in the spittoon because I had to drive home (what a waste)!  I'm looking forward to using my 4 piece Riedel tasting set at home - where I won't have to use the spittoon!

4 piece Riedel XL tasting set
Maximillian is a bit of a character.  He is the 11th generation glass maker and says all kinds of funny things.  He is very serious about wine and the things that came out of his mouth made me laugh.  For example, he called the varietal specific wine glasses "messengers."  He also made us look at the wines for about 30 minutes before we could taste them - saying things like "Ladies and gentlemen, let's dive into the aroma" with a completely straight face.  It was a lot of fun - perfect way to end a long day.

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