Episode-19: Sake Glassware Creation w/ Wolfgang Angyal of Riedel Japan (Pt. 1)

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The Sake On Air team recently gathered at the Japan offices of Riedel, renowned Austrian wine varietal-specific glassware makers, to meet with Japan’s President and CEO Wolfgang Angyal in order to learn about the nearly two-decade process that went into producing two pieces of highly influential, sake-specific glassware: the Daiginjo Glass, and the more recent, Junmai Glass.

Over nearly three hours, Sebastien, Rebekah, Chris, Marie and Justin got an in-depth rundown on the philosophy, process and journey that fueled the creation of both the Daiginjo and Junmai glasses, followed by an interactive tasting and simultaneous Q&A.

For part 1 this week, Wolfgang outlines how Riedel’s unique and innovative sake-specific glassware came to fruition. For part 2 (coming soon), you’ll get the live tasting and the discussion that ensued organically throughout the process.

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