The handmade decanter distinguishes by an elegant and complex design. Modeled after a musical horn’s coiled shape, the decanter is formed freely without the help of any molds, and proves extremely difficult to create. Requiring three master glassblowers’ efforts, the horn’s form is mouth blown with two openings on either end, the larger of which is to be used for both receiving and pouring wine. The decanter’s clear crystal color is accented by a large regal golden yellow stripe outlined by two black lines following the contours of its curved silhouette. 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. “The RIEDEL family has always enjoyed and valued music,” 11th-generation RIEDEL Crystal President & CEO Maximilian RIEDEL explains. “With our creation of the Horn decanter we wanted to both celebrate the horn’s influence on Austrian culture and also further push the boundaries of decanting wine, as we always strive to do.” Like RIEDEL’s many other coiled decanters including the Eve, Mamba, Boa, and Titano Boa, the Horn decanter “double-decants” wine, a technology developed by RIEDEL to accelerate the aeration of wine by the creation of a vacuum within the vessel. The Horn’s coiled body brings wines to full flavor profile potential when decanted even more quickly than other RIEDEL decanters. RIEDEL tip: use bottle cleaners to remove stains inside the decanter. RQ = this item is supplied as 'Restaurant Quality' meaning that it may contain small imperfections when compared to the same item in 'best quality' and, as such, is offered at a special purchase price exclusively for use in restaurants.
Year of design1900
Type of Manufacturingmanual production
Caring for your RIEDEL Crystal
RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe. RIEDEL exclusively recommends MIELE
To avoid stains: use soft water (low mineral content)
To avoid scratches: Avoid glass contact with other glass or metal
To remove stains: use white vinegar
If available use a stemware rack
If washing by hand
Wash the glass under warm water (use detergent and rinse the glass carefully)
Glass polishing: Use two polishing cloths, never hold the glass by the base to polish the bowl
Stem snap: Occurs through mishandling = torque or bend pressure at the stem
Storage: Avoid glass storage in kitchen cabinets which have strong aromas that translates into glass
Microfiber Polishing Cloth
Wash at boiling temperature (to kill bacteria) with odorless soap
Should be machine washed at min. 170° F/75° C
Never use fabric softener when rinsing your microfiber polishing cloth (avoids grease film on surface)
After use, rinse the decanter thoroughly with warm water until the water runs clear. Do not use soap. No one has drunk from the decanter and alcohol is a natural disinfectant.
RQ = this item is supplied as 'Restaurant Quality' meaning that it may contain small imperfections when compared to the same item in 'best quality' and, as such, is offered at a special purchase price exclusively for use in restaurants. RIEDEL tip: use bottle cleaners to remove stains inside the decanter.