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Aug 27, 2006 09:35 PM

Riedel at Target

Riedel is now making a line sold at Target for $10.00 per stem. Look great for the money. Anyone bought any yet, and any thoughts on them if you have?

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  1. We did! My hubby and I have been spending a lot of time (and money) at Target since we just bought a house about 8 weeks ago. We were surprised to see a whole line of Riedel glasses... We bought a 4-pack of pinot noir glasses to test, we did not like the small standard red wine glasses they offered... we like to drink out of the larger, bulbous (sp?) glasses for all reds... So far, we are very happy... for handling and drinking and all that goes along with that in regard to wine.

    I am going back to complete that set and try another set, perhaps champagne, perhaps white. I will let you know about those when I get to it...

    The decanter looked nice as well as some other pieces but we did not spend too much time analyzing it all...we had lots to buy that day... I will look more carefully next time at the offerings and report back...

    1. I bought the decanter and I love it and I want to go get the champagne glasses but have no money. I have some other Riedel glasses and the decanter does not seem to be of a lesser quality because it is from Target.

      1. There is mention of Riedel glasses at Target throughout this previous thread. One of the last postings gave it a thumbs down. Haven't personally used them.

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        1. re: rumgum

          The post you are referring to was discussing that the poster could tell they were machine made, being able to tell how the drinking glasses were attached to the stem. I have not had a problem with that... I did not even "look" until I read that post.

          As I mentioned in my post, we are happy with them. They "drink" well. They may not be the top of their line, but they are very acceptable.

          Just my opinion :-)

        2. Do you know if these are the "Overture" Riedels? While most of mine are in the Vinum line, with a handful of Sommelier series, I've got a couple dozen of the Overture tasting/water glasses, that are very nice and get pressed into service for larger tasting parties. IIRC, I paid more than US$10/4 pack, so the price seems like a good one.

          Some years back, COSTCO had sets of the Vinium, as well as some of the Overture line, but the prices were only about average at the time.


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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            They're called Vivant:

            This line is not on the Riedel website, which I found very curious.

            1. re: Pupster

              Thanks for the clarification and link. I wonder if it is a re-branded line, or if it is a new one, perhaps being sold through specific retailers.

              Since they acquired Spigleau a few years back, I can only guess that there will be other lines available. That sort of thing can get very, very confusing.


          2. I picked up a dozen of the 16oz (?) for $49 CN in Victoria this summer for my BIL. They're not the crystal of course, believe they called them "restaurant grade" and said they were dishwasher safe.