September 19, 2017

Riedel to Create First Ever Vignoles Glass

On December 6th,  Riedel, the world’s leading wine glass company, will host a meeting at Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta to help design the world’s first glass for Vignoles.  Flying in from Austria for the event will be George Riedel,  head of the company that bears the family’s name.

Also in attendance will be a panel of 20 wine industry professionals who will taste Vignoles from 12 different glasses. The goal is to determine which size and shape glass best compliments the varietal’s aromas, flavors and mouth feel.

The event is hosted by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board.  Vignoles is the second most widely grown grape in Missouri.

See related story: Vignoles Rises Above The Hybrid Stigma

About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.