Comprised of more than 24 percent lead crystal for superb brilliance and clarity, Vinum wine glasses are nevertheless affordable because they are machine-made rather than mouth-blown. Riedel introduced the popular Vinum line, including the Chablis glass, in 1986. While all Vinum glassware is dishwasher-safe, Riedel recommends washing the crystal by hand to prevent detergent residue that can affect wine taste.
The wine area of Chablis is located within Burgundy, France and lies to the north west of the famed region, however it’s actually closer in terms of location to Champagne. The Chablis area is famous for producing dry white wines from the Chardonnay grape, with several Grand Crus vineyards also in the region. A typically shaped Chablis glass has a small, narrow bowl on a short stem which is ideal for dry white wines.