Item number: 2014/02
Height: 370 mm
Capacity: 2500 ccm
Price Category: $$$
Hand made
Fine Crystal

In homage to the Riedel family’s central European heritage

in Austria and Bohemia, the Horn decanter was in

fact inspired by the iconic insignia that symbolizes the

Austrian Post’s mail delivery system. Europe’s 18th and

19th century mail system utilized horse drawn carriages

to deliver mail between cities, and to announce their arrival,

mail carriers would play the Post Horn to notify the

public. Influential musicians of this time period, like Wolfgang

Amadeus Mozart, the Austrian composer born in

1756, the same year of Riedel’s founding, also incorporated

the horn into their music, and now modern day oenophiles

and musicians alike can do the same, creating

music by blowing into the Horn’s smaller opening.

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  • All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher proof according to DIN EN 12857-1/2:2005!
  • Riedel exclusively recommends Miele dishwashers; laboratory testing has shown that Riedel glasses have an estimated lifespan of 1,500 washing cycles when washed properly in a Miele dishwasher. This is the statistical equivalent of the average number of washes during a 20 year timeframe.
  • To avoid scratches: Avoid glass contact with other glass or metal. If available use a stemware rack.
  • To avoid stains: Use soft water (low mineral content).
  • To remove stains: Use white vinegar.
  • If washing by hand, wash the glass under warm water (use detergent and rinse the glass carefully).
  • Wash cleaning towels at boiling temperature (to kill bacteria) with odorless soap.
  • Never use linen softener, when rinsing your cleaning towels (to avoid grease film on surface).
  • To polish the glass: Use two towels, never hold the glass by the base to polish the bowl as the stem could snap due to mishandling.
  • Avoid storing glasses in kitchen cabinets next to items with a strong odor, as this can taint the glass and have an effect on the wines aroma.