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Mar 13, 2009 10:08 AM

Bought the burgundy glasses. Now what to put in them?

Because I picked up a couple of quite high-end Pinot Noirs in Oregon last summer, I bought four lovely Zwiesel Tritan glasses to serve them properly. Those bottles are waiting for a special occasion.

Now...what other wines might you suggest that are not too expensive, below $20? Would this shape glass also be appropriate for other wines, say Cotes-du-Rhone? Beaujolais? I saw a post in another thread remarking that worthwhile French burgundies will all be over $20.

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  1. There's about 10 different lines manufactured by Schott Zwiesel that are called "Tritan".
    None of those lines are called "Burgundy" or even close.
    Which one exactly did you buy?

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    1. re: RicRios

      If you follow the links from the page you gave, it's in the Forte series:

      Schott Zwiesel Tritan Forte Claret Burgundy Wine Glass

      That's exactly how it's listed one that page (whew, too many words though)

      It must be that one because the other burgundy glass listed is smaller than mine.

    2. I like grenache in Burgundy/pinot glasses because of the fragrance. Lots of nice Spanish garnarcha for less than $20 and nice Chateauneuf-du-pape, Gigondas and Vacqueryas for less than $30.
      There's drinkable Burgundy for less than $20 if you shop wisely.

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      1. re: SteveTimko

        Second this all around, but especially the idea for Gigondas, which can sometimes seem to me a little like a Burgundy with the volume turned up. The nose is terrific in a Burgundy-style glass.

        I've had better luck around the $25 - $30 mark, but there are plenty of finds under $20 as well.

      2. Other than serving French Burgundy or Pinot Noir in this type of stemware, I also use them for Cru Beaujolais such as Moulin-a-Vent (many under 20) and at times some of the earthy Dolcetto D'Albas (some good under 20).

        I also like Portuguese Reds with this glass from the Dão region. There are some great ones for under 20, such as Callabriga Dão, Quinta do Cabriz, and Quinta dos Grilos.


        1. Any Nebbiolo wine calls for this glass, including Borolo, Barbaresco, Langhe Nebbiolo, Roero Nebbiolo, Langhe Rosso, Gattinara, etc. The Langhe Nebbiolos & Rossos are often in the $20 range and can be incredible, especially with a little age. I just had a 1996 Orlando Abrigo, Langhe Rosso, “Livraie” that was absolutely outstanding.