Of course I just thought of another thing that should get its fair share of clean-time: the glass cabinet holding our Riedel collection and other various glassware.
For parties we have 150 or so generic wineglasses we use as we don’t care if those get broken but a few years ago we started collecting Riedel. The first two Bordeaux glasses had us hooked. Our collection is from the Vinum series except for the two Sauternes glasses which are only available in the Sommelier series. (We’re waiting to crack open one of the two half bottles of 2000 Chateau d’Yquem we have hiding in the wine cellar.) And then there’s the Amadeus decanter we received when we got married (best wedding gift EVER). And then there are the 20 port glasses (not counting the Riedel port glasses). And the other decanters. The champagne flutes. Other random glassware that has sentimental value. It will be a daunting task to say the least.
I think my favorite Riedel memory, however, has to be the pre-party for D’s 55th birthday. We invited 4 very close friends to arrive an hour early and of course we broke out the Riedel for them. I believe that’s the only way we could have possibly enjoyed the 1982 Chateau Margaux we consumed.
I’ll post a picture of the cabinet tomorrow when the sun is out (hopefully) again. It’s a bit dark to get a good picture at the moment.
Good night for real this time. 🙂