The ‘Magic Flute’ for Fizz

December 9, 2016By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Judging

What glass shape is best to enjoy celebratory bubbly this festive season or on any other day of the year for that matter? While the wide and shallow coupe has been written off ages ago because it allows effervescence and aromas to dissipate quickly in favour of the slender and tall flute, a few experts … Read More

The Riedel Riddle

October 26, 2014By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Judging

I’m not sure why I actually went along at last week’s Riedel glass seminar with the speaker’s suggestion to taste Coca-Cola out of the manufacturer’s new designer glass. Isn’t coke a democratic drink you enjoy most drinking directly with your lips pursed around that iconic bottle after you lift that crown – just as the … Read More