Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Riedel Decanter | Crystal Amadeo Lyra Wine Decanter

The Riedel Amadeo Lyra Wine Decanter

 
What does it say to you?
 
Graceful
 Sophisticated
Stylish - Classy
Beautiful - Gorgeous
Brilliantly Spirited


The Perfect Gift for that special wine lover you know.


This crystal wine decanter by Riedel was designed to honor the company's 250th anniversary in 2007. Named in honor of Mozart, and just like a Mozart piece come to life, the Amadeo decanter is a lasting work of art. Designed with perfect pitch, the Riedel Amadeo decanter is hand-blown in 24% leaded crystal, and shaped like a lyre.  

Because these decanters are hand-blown, each is a one-of-a-kind unique piece.
The Amadeo Decanter feels perfectly balanced in the hand, and makes a wonderful accent to any table or wine bar. To decant wine with this design, wine is poured into the wider opening and decants into the glass through the narrow opening.

This is definitely not  your everyday wine decanter. This masterpiece was designed for the unique personality that knows what they want, and average is not it!

 Where to buy The Riedel Amadeo Decanter   
Searching the web to find the best prices for this $395 list price decanter revealed thousands of web sites selling it, but the best selections and prices ended up being on the Nets' two largest marketplaces - Amazon and ebay. Another close competitor was The Wine Enthusiast website.

** when you check out any of the links below, you can return here just by using your browsers back-arrow.

Striving to ensure you have the best shopping experience possible, ebay has two programs that allow you to shop with the same confidence you would have at your local wine shop. Just a lot less expensively! Their "Buyer's Protection" program guarantees that your purchase is just what you expect it to be, and their "Top-Rated sellers" program makes sure you are dealing with sellers that have consistently met and exceeded their buyer's expectations time after time.

**Some ebay listings may be one-time deals, so if you see a bargain you like, - make a decision, don't let someone else snatch it away from you.



Amazon.com has a buyer satisfaction rating that every marketplace on the web tries to match. And except for the special one-time deals you can find on ebay, Amazon prices are consistently lower than any you will find elsewhere. Almost every Amadeo decanter listed on Amazon now also qualifies for Free shipping.
 Remember - just use your back-arrow to return here.




One of the best places on the web for all things wine is The Wine Enthusiast, (http://www.wineenthusiast.com), and their selection of Riedel wine decanters is as complete as the Riedel company site, but with much better prices!

You can even check them out for wine glasses to match your Amadeo decanter.

The Wine Enthusiast Riedel Decanter Collection 


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Decanting Wine into True Wine Decanters


It is a good question.
 What is a true wine decanter and why decant wine into one?

WMF Captain's Wine Decanter
The easiest answer is a true wine decanter has a large body that allows a large wine surface area to be exposed to air. And the second part is because it will improve the wine, but just as important is that it enhances the experience of wine drinking.


If you just want to consume wine, twist a cap and drink from the bottle, but if you want to enjoy your wine, then there is a lot more to the experience than just swallowing.


A true wine decanter, like a Reidel wine decanter has a large body which allows for a large wine surface area to interact with the air. (see more technical aeration details), A wine carafe is a wine server, not a true wine decanter, the surface contact area is too small. 

Except and but.... yes there is always a but, - very old, and well-aged vintages of reds don't need as much aeration as young reds, The aging process has already allowed the flavor to build, and a lot of aeration could actually hurt the flavor. So in those cases, the purpose of decanting is more to let the sediment settle out than it is to aerate the wine. In these cases, a wine carafe or smaller bodied wine decanter would be fine. A true wine decanter still works great for older reds, just don't let the wine sit as long as you would a young red.


Properly decanting wine into a true wine decanter is about more than just utility, it's about preparation, anticipation, and presentation. And that is where a true wine decanter defines the host. Like picking a tie or dress for a special occasion, your choice of wine decanters will depend on your personal style and the occasion.


Imagine pouring your wine from a WMF Captain's wine decanter like the one above. It is about the presentation, like the wine you picked and the glasses you chose, all matched to the occasion and the vintage. 

WMF Captain's Wine Decanter
Here are some examples of true wine decanters and the great prices you can get on Amazon.com

The unique Captain's wine decanter has an angular neck that gives a classic wine decanter design a contemporary finesse. Could this be the decanter for you? Just click the photo on the right to see the discounted prices available. (most selections qualify for FREE shipping)

Or click here to see all WMF Wine Decanter styles

 
You can match your decanter to your life-style - modern and flamboyant, or match it to the vintage, like a cut-crystal wine decanter for that bottle your grandfather put-up. It is all up to your and your preferences.


riedel sommeliers black-tie Wine Decanter
 If you are looking for the ultimate wine decanter statement, you may want to consider one of the designs from the Riedel Sommeliers Black Tie wine decanter line, like the one pictured on the left.

This stunning example of the exceptional form and luminosity of mouth-blown glass, Riedel’s Sommeliers Black Tie wine decanter could as easily end up on a display shelf as the dining room table or bar counter. The simple yet evocative shape recalls a classic brass instrument (thinking Strauss and his French horn concertos yet?) with a single flawless loop of clear 24-percent lead crystal curving from the high open tail to the narrow arching pour-spout. A slender black tuxedo stripe traces the decanter’s outside edge, offering a cleanly streamlined and sophisticated finish to the sparkling silhouette. (click photo to view choices)

It is almost blasphemy to use the word discount in the same sentence with Riedel Sommeliers Black Tie Decanters,  because if you are considering a Reidel, then you are the unique personality that knows what you want, and price is secondary. Or at least it better be because a Reidel Wine decanter has a price to match its style.

Of course not all Reidel wine decanters are as pricey as the Sommeliers Black Tie designs. There are plenty of excellent, more traditional Riedel wine decanters that won't tear a hole in your wallet, like the Riedel Cabernet or "O" wine decanters. (as pictured on the right) 

This line of decanters is made in Austria by the world's most-renowned wineglass maker (Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756), this decanter allows sediment to settle, clarifying any older red wine. Even with a young, sediment-free wine, the decanter makes a beautiful serving vessel by displaying the wine's color. It's machine blown of brilliant 24 percent lead crystal and conforms to Riedel's exacting standards: colorless, transparent, and thin-walled. (and qualifies for free shipping too)


Riedel has several more designs that are world famous, both for their unique styles, and the cachet' of the Reidel name.

One of their especially well-know designs is the Reidel Duck Wine Decanters. (pictured on left, just click photo to see full line)

This spectacular decanter inspired by the shape of a duck contributes a breathtaking elegance to a dinner table. Also of the line of decanters made in Austria by the world's most renowned wine-glass maker (Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756), this strikingly graceful decanter is blown from 24 percent lead crystal.

Riedel crystal is used in fine restaurants all over the world and thus must stand up to constant use and still maintain its superior appearance and function. Reidel is the symbol of stylish quality.

You can use this link to see ALL Riedel Crystal Wine Decanters avaiable now. 

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