The handmade decanter distinguishes by an elegant and complex design. RIEDEL celebrates the Year of the Snake. To commemorate the sign, which represents power, among other qualities, Maximilian J. RIEDEL, 11th-generation head of RIEDEL Crystal, designed the BOA decanter, the house’s most powerful decanter yet. The BOA, RIEDEL’s latest powerful “wine tool,” which advances “double-decanting” technology to accelerate the aeration of wine, features a more tightly-coiled body, which brings wines to full flavor profile potential when decanted even more quickly than other RIEDEL decanters. Since 2008, 11th-generation CEO and designer Maximilian J RIEDEL has taken inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac, channeling the centuries-old culture’s reverence of positive attributes of animals, reptiles, fish and mythical creatures into his award-winning functional decanter designs, including the Eve (2008), Mamba (2011) and Cobra Verde (2012). The attribution of 2013 as Year of the Water Snake augurs motivation, insight and reward for those born throughout the year, heralded by RIEDEL with the introduction of the BOA. RIEDEL’s latest powerful “wine tool,” features a more tightly-coiled body, which brings wines to full flavor profile potential when decanted even more quickly than other RIEDEL decanters. For the BOA, Maximilian took inspiration from his travels throughout North and South America, the native home of the boa constrictor Having moved from Austria to RIEDEL Crystal, Maximilian has spent over ten years building RIEDEL’s business in the Western Hemisphere, while also enjoying frequent travel to Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and more, where the creature is quite prevalent. To introduce the decanter, Maximilian developed the first-ever web-ready video, a cartoon detailing RIEDEL’s celebration of glassware’s many functional forms. 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 design2013
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.