The perfect match: Wine and glassware with Georg Riedel at the 2012 CRFA Show

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Georg Riedel, head of the world-renowned brand of glassware, brings his new glassware and wine tasting seminar to the 2012 CRFA Show, March 4-6, at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

In a unique and fascinating wine tasting, the global head of Riedel Crystal and 10th generation of the Riedel family, Georg Riedel, will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines.  Participants will taste and compare three of the most popular grape varietals in different Riedel grape-specific glass shapes.

Riedel, a 250-year-old global leader in varietal-specific crystal glassware, is the first in history to recognize that the taste of wine is affected by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed.  Riedel has been recognized as the unrivalled "wine friendly" glassware brand to complement specific wines and spirits.

Riedel's Restaurant XL is a varietal specific collection that offers the perfect shape for wines such as a young concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon, a sophisticated Syrah or a delicate Pinot Noir.  XL is the tallest and most exquisite restaurant line to date, and the stunning design draws attention to wine service.

Sponsored in part by Hamilton Store Fixtures Ltd. and Chefblock.com, the Riedel seminar is a paid session for hospitality industry delegates at the CRFA Show, with limited seating. Those interested must include this seminar when they register online at www.crfashow.ca. All attendees will be given tasting sets and a special price on Riedel restaurant lines.

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their business.

Registration is open now at www.crfashow.ca and those who register before Jan. 16 are entered into a draw to win a professional espresso machine worth $1,500.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations with more than 30,000 members. CRFA also owns and operates the BC Foodservice Expo (www.bcfoodexpo.ca) and is the title sponsor of the ApEx show in Halifax (www.apextradeshow.ca) and the Alberta Foodservice Expo (www.albertafoodserviceexpo.ca). Proceeds from the shows are directed to CRFA's advocacy, research and member services in support of a growing and prosperous Canadian restaurant industry.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

For further information:

Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or pvasanthakumar@crfa.ca.

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