Anyone have others they like? I find I like a lot of these type glasses, but none have just hit me as a must-have. I like these particular ones because they have a slight contemporary bent, although they aren’t technically Sauternes glasses. Does that even matter?
I have a few of the Riedel Sauternes glasses and I really like them. I drink a few bottles of Sauternes each year and got a good deal on them so they were worth it to me. They have a great shape that, even if the glass doesn’t matter, is sure fun to drink out of. I am not likely to pay the $70+ going rate for them.
I’ll second those who said to go with the Riedel Sommelier Sauterne glass. This is definitely one of the better performing glasses that Riedel makes and my second favorite after the Sommelier Vintage Champagne. It is like drinking from air the glass is so light and well weighted and the bend at the top of the glass really helps focus the aromas. I also use this glass for Rieslings (ausleses especially).
I’ll only add that I do like the Sauternes Somm stems—I find that they do make a difference, though not an order-of-magnitude difference. A beetch to clean, though, I’ve already broken one and so has a friend…just so bloody delicate…