The Cognac glass is perfect for providing the ideal tasting experience of Cognac: fruit, body, finesse, and fire.
Cognac is traditionally served in wide glasses like a Brandy Balloon, despite this shape's disadvantages for the enjoyment of Cognac.
This finely tuned shape harmonizes aroma and taste, tempers alcohol and stringency of the palate, and emphasizes the bouquet. In addition, the flute-shaped glass allows its contents a minimal evaporation surface.Sommeliers was the world’s first wine friendly glass collection and a design revolution created by Claus J. Riedel (9th generation). The range adheres to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function, as Claus J. Riedel had discovered that certain wines showed more depth and better balance when enjoyed from certain shapes. Thin-blown and unadorned, Sommeliers was the beginning of RIEDEL's dominance of the global wine glass market. This product is handmade. Our master glassmakers individually craft each item so every piece has a unique character. Due to the nature of crafting, small tolerances in the size and weight of each product, tiny bubbles, imperfections, or slight surface variations are an acceptable part of the process.