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Special Wine Glasses for Pinot Noir and Norton Wines

First there was a Riedel glass for Oregon’s Pinot Noir, now there is a Riedel glass for Missouri’s Norton wine.

I enjoy using a Riedel wine glass for my wine. It shows a respect for the wine that an ISO glass just doesn’t do. The thin lip of the glass allows the precious liquid to glide in to one’s mouth so that it reaches all sensory areas. While visiting Oregon last year, we had the opportunity to taste their Pinot Noirs in a glass made specifically for Pinot Noir and we noticed a difference. Later a wine enthusiast also said she noticed a difference.

Recently Riedel released a Norton wine glass in Missouri. Extensive research was done to determine which style of stemware best showed off the aromas and tastes of the Norton grape wine.

While visiting wineries in Oregon or Missouri, ask about the special wine glasses. If you are looking for giftware for the holidays, and know a wine enthusiast who favors a Norton wine or Pinot Noir wine, you may want to purchase a set as a gift.

The Norton grape is also known as Cynthiana, particularly in Virginia and Texas. While there is some dispute as to whether they are exactly the same grape those living in Texas and Virginia may want to consider purchasing Norton wine glasses.

Note: There are also other wine glass manufacturers that are creating excellent stemware. Check them out and decide what you like best.

Cheers! Kathy


  1. rhodies
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Would love to order Riedel Norton wine glasses, but have not been able to find a source (not even Riedel). One Missouri winery said they had them but only for customers at their site. Let me know if you can come up with a solution for a resource of these glasses to be shipped.

  2. rhodies
    Posted May 22, 2010 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Found the Norton glass: http://www.missouriwine.org/ $30 for pair plus shipping/handling.

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