February 5, 2016 | Published by  Riedel Glas Austria

Ridel Crystal indroduces AYAM Decanter

New Hen-Inspired Decanter suspends from the table

(EDISON, NJ – 2016) – Riedel, the 300 year-old family credited with revolutionizing glassware for the enjoyment of wine, announces the newest design in its growing line of mouth-blown decanters. The Ayam, $525, is inspired by and named after the rare breed of Indonesian hen, and makes a unique centerpiece for the table in the form of a highfunctioning wine tool. The Ayam is available in clear crystal glass, as well as two versions marked by a single stripe of white or black, appealing to different aesthetics.

Formed freely by hand without the help of any molds by Riedel master glass blowers, the Ayam decanter is extremely demanding to create, with a wide mouth for both receiving and pouring wine opening into a wider base to allow the free flow of air exchange with the wine. A tapered and curled tip adds a second level of functionality to the Ayam: the closed tail counterweighs the neck and base to allow the decanter to hang off the side of the table. True to Riedel’s guiding philosophy of form follows function, the piece therefore maximizes space while still efficiently double decanting when wine is poured into and from the decanter, greatly reducing the time needed to aerate the wine. The first Riedel decanter to balance and suspend from the table, the Ayam is an innovation and conversation piece, adding to the convivial wine experience at the table.

"With the Riedel Ayam decanter I sought to create something exceptional and entirely new to mark Riedel’s 260th anniversary as glassmakers. I was inspired by the rare and striking presence of the Ayam breed," notes Maximilian. “As a family we strive to develop revolutionary wine tools and we are very proud to have created a special decanter that can not only stand on the table but can also hang from it."

Its design and unique shape makes this decanter every oenophile and entertainer’s ultimate tool, upgrading any tabletop, while maintaining Riedel’s trademark functionality.

For more information on the Ayam and for a complete selection of all Riedel glassware and decanters, visit www.riedel.com.