Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne
7-10 June 2013
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

2pm Saturday 8 June

Have you ever bought a glass of wine at a restaurant or bar, loved it, then bought the same bottle and had a completely different experience at home? Or taken something quaffable to a friend’s place for dinner and been embarrassed by how much more acidic, or oaky, or fruity it seems?

When drinking wine we don't like, we always blame the wine itself and never think it might be the glass we're using to blame.

But did you know that the size and shape of a glass affects the bouquet, taste, and balance of wines? In the 7000 years since wine production began, only one man, Claus J. Riedel, 9th generation glassmaker, discovered that the glass makes a difference.


Riedel Glassware
Join us for an entertaining and educational wine glass tasting with Mark Baulderstone, Managing Director of Riedel Australia. Step by step, Mark will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception of the aroma, taste, and overall enjoyment of wine.

At the conclusion, you’ll walk away with three statuesque Vinum XL glasses (Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet). Vinum XL is an extension of the classic Vinum series, designed for full-bodied, beautiful big wines, which perfectly suits the Australian climate.

Georg Riedel says that the “proper glass can function like a loudspeaker for flavours in wines”, and now it’s your chance to see, smell, and taste for yourself why varietal glasses matter. Regardless of your level of knowledge about wine, a Riedel Glass Tasting provides an enlightening opportunity to learn how to better enjoy the wines you love.

  • Exceptional value – enjoy a one-hour class and take home your set of three Vinum XL red wine glasses at more than 50% off their RRP
  • Entertaining and educational
  • Three premium wines to match your three varietal glasses


Ticket price: $99.00
Includes 3 Vinum XL glasses (RRP $210) – the ticket you are currently purchasing DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY INTO THE SHOW

Please note: You do not require a ticket for the tasting. Please bring a copy of your email confirmation to the theatre, where you will be ticked off our door list.
Please be advised that if, for some reason, you cannot attend the Tasting on the day, your set of glasses cannot be collected by any other person but you will be issued with a full refund.
You must be aged 18 or over to participate in this event.

For more on the Good Food and Wine Show, go to www.goodfoodshow.com.au