The end of the year is always a special time to spend with friends and family. Whether you’re keeping warm or staying cool, it’s the perfect time to catch up over a meal or a glass of wine. Take your holiday entertaining to the next level with some inspiration from RIEDEL.
If Christmas is one of your favourite times of year to go that extra mile and bring the family together for a truly extravagant meal, then you can’t go past our RIEDEL Superleggero series.
Meaning "super light" in Italian, RIEDEL Superleggero debuted in 2018 as a brilliant testament to the glassware leader's talented glassmaking team. The collection reflects an evolution of three generations' designs: in 1958, 9th generation Claus Riedel created the world’s first ‘wine-friendly’ glasses with Sommeliers; 10th generation Georg Riedel later adapted each shape to harmonise with specific grape varieties; now 11th generation Maximilian Riedel has spearheaded the next step with the release of RIEDEL Superleggero.
Handcrafted with an endlessly elegant long stem, this series is sure to elevate your Christmas table but also truly show off those treasured bottles of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion.
If your Christmas day set up is not typically as lavish but you still want to dress your table with a product that will hero your selected wines, look no further than RIEDEL Performance.
RIEDEL Performance is the first series to have ever been designed by both Georg and Maximilian Riedel, combining decades of experience in glassware design. The collection features a light optic design that not only highlights the beauty of wine, but also has a positive impact on the perception of the wine’s bouquet and flavour, allowing a better experience of every aroma and subtle nuance.
This incredibly modern and strikingly beautiful range will no doubt look impressive on your Christmas table, and are perfectly suited for the dishwasher, making the Christmas evening pack up even easier!
CELEBRATING NEW YEAR'S EVE
If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party at home and want to raise the bar on entertaining, the Ouverture Double Magnum should be your go-to for cocktails to impress.
From the classic gin and tonic to fruity, fragrant spritzes, this glass is endlessly versatile and truly invokes the party spirit. Double the size, for double the fun, the Double Magnum glass features a sturdy stem so you don’t have to worry about wild dance moves causing disasters.
We’ve even pulled together a collection of delicious recipes to add fun and occasion to the very last aperitif hour of the year.
If you’re not having a big party, but rather celebrating the new year with an amazing bottle of champagne and your loved one, then make sure you have some RIEDEL Veritas Champagne Wine glasses on hand.
As 11th generation Maximilian J. Riedel’s puts it: "Champagne is a wine and deserves to be treated as such. Whether enjoying a Blanc de Blancs or a Cuvée, our Champagne wine glass allows the range of aromas of champagne to unfold in a way which is not possible with a narrow flute." This glass was introduced several years ago as the first ever designed to treat champagne beyond its bubbles.
Particularly ideal for vintage champagnes, where the depth and complexity has been building in the bottle as it ages, this is a special way to countdown to one with your beloved.
Ultimately, entertaining gives us pleasure because it’s about sharing with our family and friends, marking a particular occasion, or finally opening something you’ve been saving.
How ever you are celebrating this year, all of us at RIEDEL wish you a very joyous holiday season!