The art of glass tasting: new and old-world wines with Riedel

Friends events

Monday 3 July 2017
7 — 9pm

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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Wine tasting, Friends week 2015

Photo: John Nassari

Did you know that the shape of a glass can change the taste of wine? Friends are invited to join a masterclass with Riedel, where you will taste new and old-world wines in specially crafted glasses and take home your own set at the end.

In this informative masterclass, you’ll learn all about how the shape of a wine glass affects the experience of drinking wine. Look at why shape matters when it comes to choosing your glassware and how the different shapes can enhance the bouquet and flavours of a particular wine. Your guide for the evening is Matt Knight from Riedel; a company that has been producing glass in Austria for over 260 years and is the leading manufacturer of varietal-specific stemware.

The Riedel Veritas tasting set features four grape varietal-specific wine glasses. Each of these instruments is designed to positively highlight the characteristics of popular grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir. Developed and fine-tuned in sensory workshops with the world’s top experts, each glass will enhance the enjoyment of great wines by expressing the finest, most delicate flavours.

Your ticket includes a set of Vinum Riedel glasses. This is a must-attend event for wine-lovers at any stage of their wine discovery journey. The short video below gives a taste of what to expect.

Booking is essential for this event, if you wish to bring a guest please book one ticket for each person. The Royal Academy is an independent charity that relies on the generosity of its Friends. Thank you for supporting the RA by participating in Friends Events.

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Monday 3 July 2017

7 — 9pm

The Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£80. Includes Riedel glass set.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now