Sternware consists of 3 parts: the bowl, stem and base.
The height of the stem and the width of the base are part of the glass design (known as the architecture).
Grape varietal specific stemware features finely-tuned glass bowls consisting of 3 variables: shape, size and rim diameter
Glass hygiene: Serve beverages only in sparkling, clean, odorless glasses.
Serving temperature: Do not over-chill white wines and sparkling wines; serve red wines below room temperature.
Serving per glass: Maximum 3 to 5 oz/100/125 ml. Never over-pour the glass.
The ample, gracious glass volume offers great wines the room to breathe and to express the unique message of the aroma.
Use stemmed glassware for fine dining and stemless for casual dining.
Plan to invest ($) in ONE glass as much as you spend on average on a bottle of wine.
When you choose a grape varietal specific RIEDEL glass, understand that it is built for a purpose and performs at its best with a specific type of wine.
A grape varietal specific RIEDEL glass is a wine tool "the key to wine" and is designed to unlock the most elusive characteristics of a wine.
The two most versatile shapes for red and white wines are the Ouverture Magnum and the Riesling Grand Cru/Chianti Classico (available in all varietal specific RIEDEL lines), but please remember: shape does matter for maximum intensity and total enjoyment of wine.
We suggest treating all handmade glass with care to keep it free from knocks, chips and scratches. Much of our porcelain is microwave and dishwasher safe however please refer to the main copy on this site for more detailed instructions of how to care for our glassware and porcelain.
We suggest treating all handmade glass with care to keep it free from knocks, chips and scratches and recommend the following care instructions:
A range of our glass items are dishwasher safe. Our dishwasher safe guidelines are subject to testing under the following conditions:
Porcelain is fine, translucent and strong and therefore ideal for use in the home. Our plain white porcelain is fired twice - a biscuit firing and a glaze firing - and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Decorated porcelain is fired for a third time.
Our coloured porcelain may have been decorated in one of the following ways:
We recommend the following care instructions for our porcelain:
Our dishwasher safe guidelines are subject to testing under the following conditions:
A selection of our products are made using oak and ash from FSC 100% approved sources. To retain the material’s natural beauty and texture, some of our wood pieces are untreated and will age naturally. Should you wish to treat the natural wood you may use a food safe oil
We recommend the following care options for all of our wood pieces:
All Arthur Price cutlery is dishwasher safe, including our Arthur Price of England silver plated cutlery. We recommend you use a gentle detergent and ensure the rinse agent is topped up.